March 29 2015
There is no such thing as “getting” or “not getting” poetry. There is simply experiencing poetry—and so many new ways to do so in the 21st century. Programs like the National Student Poets Program, presented by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, champion the creative expression of young artists. What is Poetry 2.0? National Student Poet Louis Lafair, along with Elisa New (Professor of Poetry at Harvard University), Jeremy Dean (Chief of Education at Genius.com), and Sarah Kay (Founder of Project VOICE),discuss the new face of poetry.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Student Poets Program
National Student Poets Program Facebook Page
Sarah Kay’s TED Talk
Genius.com annotation of Sarah Kay’s TED Talk
Poetry in America MOOC