Today You Are My Favorite Poet is a refreshing look at the art of poetry writing. It is also a vigorous exploration of a variety of approaches-involving form, style, content, and attitude. Hewitt offers proven strategies for writing and revision, provides definitions of a variety of poetic forms, suggests more than thirty writing exercises, outlines a thirty-week poetry curriculum, and best of all, provides numerous models (most of them written by teenagers), all thoughtfully selected to instill confidence in both teacher and student.
For teachers: Slam strategies and writing prompts that will surely result in prize-winning poems and dynamite performances! Procedures for lightheardted competition that involve all language arts and any content area where students are encouraged to have a point of view! Indludes a 2-week, repeating curriculum for generating, coaching, and performing original work that gets to the heart of the matter! Highly recommended for grades 5-12. For Students, Peformers and Poets! How to make slam happen -- from its basic rules to practical advice on promoting and hosting a slam in your own neighborhood or classroom. Strategies and anecdotes, lists of websites for finding slam buddies and perhaps a regular slam not far from you!
Poetry. THE PERFECT HEART documents 45 years' worth of extraordinary work by a poet who is a true heir to Frost and Carruth--their tonalities and breadth of concern and vision, and their grounding in rural Vermont. Geof Hewitt's range and craft, the variety of his short and long poems, are admirable, as is the constancy of his spirit. He is open to a multitude of leadings, never with restricted agendas, and fearlessly takes the reader along as a trusted friend and confidante. This book could aptly be called "Love Tokens," for that's what most of the poems are. This is a collection to celebrate with each reading.