ModPo’s Teacher Resource Center (TRC) — invitation to join us

As you might know, we at the Kelly Writers House at Penn, six years ago, created an open, free, online course on modern and contemporary U.S. poetry.
The next 10-week session of ModPo begins on September 9, 2017. We hope you’ll join us (simply click HERE). We have greatly enjoyed working with teachers and their students. Our reading list of poems many teachers have found useful in teaching at all levels.
We’re writing in the hopes that you will want to help us continue to enrich and enliven ModPo’s Teacher Resource Center (TRC). The TRC aims to support anyone and everyone interested in using ModPo in the context of the classroom (formally or informally). Over the past few years, we’ve compiled a robust collection of articles, podcasts, and videos designed to help make ModPo a classroom resource.

As we prepare for the next session, your feedback will be invaluable.

Even if you are not a teacher, or are currently active in the classroom, we would love to hear about any experiences you have working with these poems (and poets), bringing ModPo into educational spaces, and, perhaps most importantly, what kinds of resources would you like to see created.

We’d also encourage you to share the TRC with any of your friends who are teachers, or students studying to become teachers. We are always looking for more participants. The more people involved and engaged in the TRC, the better it becomes!

If any of this interests you—if you want to be involved and/or if you have ideas about TRC, please write us at:

Thank you in advance for your enthusiasm and support!

– Al Filreis

Al Filreis 
Kelly Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Director, Kelly Writers House 
Dir., Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW
Co-Director, PennSound 
Publisher, Jacket2 
Producer/host, PoemTalk
Join ModPo (free, open course on modern & contemporary poetry): enroll here


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