“It was at that age, that poetry came in search of me.” — Pablo Neruda
Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. — Carl Sandburg
“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” — T. S. Eliot
“I’m a great believer in poetry out of the classroom, in public places, on subways, trains, on cocktail napkins.” — Billy Collins
We study literature to better understand the human condition and our place within human society.
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” — Carl Sandburg
“I have never started a poem whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.” — Robert Frost.
During this period of fully-remote teaching and learning, many of us are dealing with eye strain caused from looking at a computer all day. In Creative Writing class, Mrs. Edick decided to give students an opportunity to create something in an “analog” way, using printed text. We chose the blackout poem for a project. We hope you enjoy the results of this project.