We led a pre-conference "Poetry Rodeo" workshop for four hours that had the poets sharing ideas for engaging with poetry in all areas of the curriculum, from math to science to mindfulness to fine art and more. Each participant received a bag of free poetry books!
Then, five of these poets were sponsored for the 14th annual Poetry Round Up, with another dozen or so chiming in to read their poetry in a spontaneous jam of poetry!
Plus, we met in between at the Dallas Public Library to share ideas and approaches, raise questions, film videoclips, and just laugh, relax, and inspire each other. What a privilege and a pleasure!
We also gathered for a fun dinner all together
and had lunch at the Dallas Farmers' Market
Are you familiar with the works of these poets? Here's just a sampling:
And here we are ALL together!