|Danielle Hall providing introductory remarks to the students.|
This past summer, our coordinators participated in a poetry seminar focusing on the work of Sonia Sanchez at James Madison University in Virginia. The seminar had provided them with opportunities to expand their knowledge and pedagogical skills concerning literature and especially black poetry.
|Cindy Lyles leading a post-exhibit discussion|
At the elementary school on Friday, the students had a good time participating in discussions about their favorite poems, audio recordings of poets that they found interesting, and photographs that caught their attention. Cindy and Danielle collaborated to ensure that the students would have a positive gateway experience with African American verse.
Poetry as Mixed Media Enterprise