Potency of Poetry

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Exciting and Inciting Students with the Possibilities of Words and Language (and even Shakespeare).

Poetry. It’s using language to express those innermost thoughts and feelings that seem inexpressible; actually experiencing feelings through words. In a culture of instant gratification that often values efficiency and speed over reflection and thought, poetry can be a bit daunting.

The Potency of Poetry invites students to confront language and discover what it has to offer them. This program goes beyond “decoding” language to make it personal, purposeful, provocative and entertaining for the students. It is a dramatic experience that allows them to explore the printed word’s total range of possibilities.

The program is led by a specially trained teaching artist, a professional APT actor whose performance can make words come alive for students in ways they never thought possible.