So I hung this year’s poster (designed by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast) and created a bit of a stir and quite a few comments about how the art was used to illustrate the poem. It features a line of poetry from Mark Strand’s "Eating Poetry.” Thus began the poetry dialogue at CMS.
All our language arts classes created pocket poems which were displayed in the hallways. Some students wrote an original poem or haiku, while others used a published poem or song lyric that resonated with them for their finished piece.
When I was younger Rod McKeun was my poet of choice. When things were rough at home I would escape to my local public library and read for hours. Nancy Drew and Rod McKuen kept me company and so did Harry Chapin. albums (those are large vinyl discs that played music on a record player back in the day).
I will be posting some of the pockets created by our students soon.