Yo! Poetry Raps: Rejuvenating a Lost Art in a Top 40 ...

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Yo! Poetry Raps: Rejuvenating a Lost Art in a Top 40 World

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Joyce, Jason
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Pafunda, Danielle
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-14

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The purpose of this project is to rejuvenate poetry in the classroom. Poetry serves as an important creative process because there are no content requirements, barriers of entry, expressive restrictions, or pre-requisites for people to create poems. I have been in the process of crafting a collection of poetry from the eyes of a twenty-two year old that is immersed in a modern, popular culture infused world. The need for my creating of the collection and project stems from the general population of youth, namely teenagers, defining themselves through popular culture- especially Top 40 music lyrics and mainstream recording artists. There is an equally important medium being left out which has similar elements, that being poetry. As poetry is in a different context, has a less broad reach, and is generally less accessible and mainstream, teens and youth have been underexposed to an important creative process. The project aims to get youth excited about poetry, whether it be reading or creating, and discover elements of modern poetry which can be just as defining for them as popular radio hits. This portion of the project comes in the form of outreach workshops tailored to high school and junior high students.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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poetry appreciation

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pedogogy of poetry

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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