Category: ModPo

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ModPo—note of thanks

It’s that time of year. For counting blessings & discerning why we’re grateful. The ModPo team, based here at the Kelly Writers House, makes ModPo (ever expanding, ever further elaborating) available to you as truly a labor of love. Can you tell? We just love doing this, and reaching out...

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ModPo hosts five “SloPo” mini-courses

There are currently FIVE SloPo (or off-season) mini-courses organized and scheduled. Below is a list. The discussions will all, of course, taken place in the ModPo discussion forums. Look under the forum called “SloPo” and then look to the right at the list of subforums there. If you want to see what this...

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Writing through Rae

This week in ModPo hundreds, and possibly thousands, of people are trying their hand at making poems by using our Mesostomatic. You take a poem or any text (e.g. a newspaper article) and “write through” it via the Mesostomatic by providing a spine word or phrase. Zlil used “DREAM” as...

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new poems & videos in ModPoPLUS for week 5

Here, below, are a number of poems and videos recently added to the ModPoPLUS syllabus for week 5: watch teachers discuss Lechlitner’s “Lines for an Abortionist’s Office”: LINK TO TRC VIDEO watch discussion of institutional religion & abortion rights in Lechlitner’s “Lines”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read Naomi Replansky’s...

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ModPo in London

Some members of the ModPo team spent nearly a week in London. We hosted a live webcast at Queen Mary University of London on Thursday, October 5th, and a meet-up on Saturday, October 7th at Birkbeck University of London, where with a group of 35 ModPo people who came from...

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ModPoPLUS: new poems & videos added to week 3

NEW IN THE WEEK 3 ModPoPLUS SYLLABUS: read Ezra Pound’s “The River-Merchant’s Wife”: LINK TO TEXT watch discussion of Pound’s “The River-Merchant’s Wife”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read Joseph Massey’s “Polar Low”: LINK TO TEXT watch discussion with Joseph Massey about “Polar Low”: LINK TO VIDEO [OFFSITE COPY] read...

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On Caroline Bergvall’s “Say Parsley”

Recently we have added to ModPo (the free open course on modern poetry) materials pertaining to Caroline Bergvall’s “Say Parsley.” Here are the links: read Caroline Bergvall’s “Say Parsley” from her book Fig: LINK TO TEXT & IMAGES watch Bergvall’s video of “Say Parsley”: LINK TO VIDEO (9 mins.) read...