Exquisite Corpse: Tweet a poem April 27th
What is an exquisite corpse poem? An exquisite corpse poem is a poem in which each person contributes a different line of the poem. We’re going to do it via Twitter. So tweet your line of poetry with the hashtag #exquisitecorpse and when you search that tag, a huge multi-person poem will come together. It is most fun if you tweet your line before you read what others are saying – let nonsense reign! For more information about exquisite corpse poetry visit the Poets.org website.
What is the Library as Incubator Project you ask? It is an amazing project that focuses on bringing libraries and art together. At their website you can find a wide variety of project kits, ideas and see how other libraries are incorporating the arts into their library programming. Whether it be showcasing musical acts, getting patrons involved in crafts or sharing poetry, the Library as Incubator Projector is a great place to see how libraries and art go hand in hand. Let’s not forget that the written word is, in fact, amazing art! The Library as Incubator Project will be following along and will compile our poem on their website as part of their National Poetry Month wrap-up. This is a great website for inspiration and programming ideas. Be sure and check them out often. You can also follow them on Twitter @IArtLibraries.
This is a fun way to involve your teens in poetry. For more fun poetry programs check out the TPIB: Poetically Speaking.
Updated: You can find the final Exquisite Corpse poem at The Library as Incubator Project. This was a ton of fun and I hope you will join us next time.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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