Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 6, 2008

Poetry Written By Teens For Teens

Filed under: Seminar! — erinlbowman @ 10:59 am

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to invite you to consider my seminar. I will be talking about YA poetry and focusing a lot on the work of teens, and how it can be used to invite more enthusiasm towards the topic of poetry in YA classes. I’ll have many examples pulled from anthologies that I have been working with.

Due to there being no class this week, folders will be available Monday and Tuesday on campus (3/17-3/18) from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

I am very excited to share my seminar with you all!




  1. Where will the folders be? How do we “sign up” for someone’s seminar?

    Comment by sostrom — March 7, 2008 @ 1:54 pm

  2. Seminar presenters will either give folders directly to participants who sign up either in a class they share earlier in the week* or they will leave them in my mailbox in the ENG office for participants to pick up.

    If you are interested in Erin’s seminar, please sign up here on the blog. THREE students can sign up.

    When we have a regular meeting schedule folders are due in the class before the seminar meets. This first set of seminars is different because we are off next week.

    *I know many of you share classes on M, T or W afternoons. The important thing is that you have the folder in advance of the seminar so that you can read through the folder and prepare for the discussion. Thanks for asking Sarah!! Karen

    Comment by sunyprof — March 8, 2008 @ 8:44 am

  3. I would like to sign up for Erin’s seminar.

    My undergrad focus was in creative writing, and I did a whole lot of work at poetry slams, open mics, and even basement parties around a battle mic. (I know: you all can’t imagine the undergrad Joyce with short blue hair and skater clothes.) Anyway-

    When I came to grad school and heard that people don’t like poetry I was incredulous. I just assumed everyone liked it.

    So I am going to need all the help I can get in this department, learning about poets kids want to read, and poems that will excite them.

    Looking forward to your seminar, Erin.


    Comment by joycehansen — March 8, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

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