Blog post today on the Open Society Institute’s Audacious Ideas blog about Parallel Octave’s collaboration with Writers in Baltimore Schools. Written by Patrice Hutton.
Excerpt: “In our workshop, students went around the circle and each read a stanza out loud. We read and re-read the poems until our voices came to carry the poem’s emotion. Then we added the chorus. Students chimed in to enhance certain lines or echoed a few beats behind the main speaker. During a reading, I watched my students exchange glances–haunted almost. They’d brought the poem to life.”
Read more here.