Exquisite Corpse 29 April 2016

All month I’ve been trying to post some poetry every day, starting with the poetry of our IMG_0716wedding! My students are busy, tonight, putting the finishing touches on their month long projects, and this morning, this was on my desk.

A group of students chose to do the ‘exquisite corpse’ method of writing poetry. They agreed on a theme, and met in my room for three days to write. Each student wrote one line and then passed it to the next, who could only see the line of the person who wrote before them. I love the way it turned out. And, I love the poetry of the typewriter, yes, typewriter on the page. One of my students decided that he’d take it home and type up five copies, one for each group member to turn in, because he felt that would add to the poetry of the piece. I love the irony of it.

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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