Last night was the first of four found poetry workshops that we’re teaching at Philly’s Fleisher Art Memorial. We’re working with the Teen Lounge students to explore various found poetry techniques (blackout, cut-up, overheard, artifact, list, etc) to engage in the idea that literature is everywhere. Special thanks goes to Teen Lounge coordinator (and poet) Maryan Captan, and our friend and mentor, Jenny Hill, who introduced some of these techniques to us last spring in her Tellus 360 workshop.
We’ll be at Fleischer once a week throughout March. Our end goal is to create a collaborative zine of the students’ work.
If you want to learn more about the incredible work that the people at Fleisher are doing for the arts and arts education in Philadelphia, check out their site!
Also, Check out out interview with Maryan Captan from last fall.