Poets Susan Karowaska and Hermine Meinhard completed a four-week poets-in-residence at EINY for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
They brought in work by a wide selection of poets-including Wallace Stevens, Alejandra Pizarnik, Wislawa Szymborska, Celia Woloch, and William Carlos Williams. Each session started with reading the poems aloud, followed by a lively discussion of their methods and magic.
Afterwards, the students wrote their own wonderful poems inspired by the work read. Every time a new poem was read, students got new ideas regarding how to create a poem. We celebrated our published poems with parents at the Poetry Cafe.
Keep your eyes out for the work of these amazing young poets and stay tuned for Poem in your Pocket Festival in Bryant Park next April.