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Concord-Carlisle High School Learning Commons

Poetry Out Loud

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.

Writing Poetry with the Beats

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

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.

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