Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.
Since 2005, Poetry Out Loud has grown to reach more than 3 million students and 50,000 teachers from 10,000 school in every state, Washington, DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
Sam Kashner, a teenager in love with poetry in the 70s, went to the Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder, CO to study under the leaders of the Beat Poetry Movement: Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Anne Waldman.
Listen an NPR podcast to find out about his experiences.
You can check out his book, When I Was Cool, from the CCHS Learning Commons! Dr. Cicchetti (who is also a big Kerouac fan) will help you find it.
Black Clock is a literary magazine published semi-annually by the California Institute of the Arts in association with the MFA Writing Program. Browse the blog for current events and articles, many about poetry.