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Kelly finds her university through a MOOC

When the ModPo team visited the San Francisco area last fall, Kelly Liu, a local high-school senior, joined us for the webcast in Mountain View and the meet-up/collaborative close reading in San Francisco. Kelly was an avid, active participant/learner/“student” in ModPo. Well, Kelly became very interested in the arts & humanities at Penn,...

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ModPo video subtitles now available in Arabic

Recently we put out a call for ModPo people worldwide who might like to help us voluntarily to translate video subtitles in various languages. The first video in the course—on Emily Dickinson—is now available in French, Chinese, and Arabic. We will be adding Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and several other...

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A note on ModPo pedagogy

Soon after sending another update to all the people enrolled in ModPo, I received this note from Carlene (one of the 20,000 or so ModPo’ers who received my message): You probably already know, but a university that is alway open is the sentinel of a modern way of considering learning....

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ModPo in London (October 2017)

A few months ago I announced that the ModPo team would be taking our annual “on the road” webcast to London, England, this year. Today we are excited to share more details of this visit. We are very grateful to our London-based partners for providing us spaces to host our...

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Tracie Morris responds to Gertrude Stein

Tracie Morris reads her poem “Enclosed,” written in response to Gertrude Stein’s “Tender Buttons” at an event in celebration of poet Billy Joe Harris’s 75th birthday in Brooklyn, NY on March 11, 2017. We are adding this poem to the ModPoPLUS syllabus in the Stein section of chapter 2.3 (week...

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Crowdsourced close reading of “Blues for Alice”

Here’s something you’ll find in ModPo’s collection of crowdsourced close readings: Raymond Maxwell, Colleen Knight, Anika Lani, and Mark Snyder meet by GoogleHangout to discuss Clark Coolidge’s “Blues for Alice” (in the context of Charlie Parker and more): link to YouTube. (Note that the discussion starts at 5:35.) If you...

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New ModPo video on Creeley’s “The Language”

Today we have added to ModPo a new video in which we do a collaborative close reading of Robert Creeley’s “The Language.” Anna Strong and I moderate a discussion that includes six ModPo regulars: Mandana, Arif, Shoshana, Nadia, Ray, and Alonna. They joined us, via “GoogleHangout,” from near and far....

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ModPo in Boston, May 18, 2017

ModPo Boston alert! We are gathering in Cambridge MA on May 18 for a Writers House “salon”-style evening, including a collaborative close reading of a poem. If you would like to join us, please write to modpo@writing.upenn.edu. Amaris Cuchanski will be one of the readers!