Dear AP Litters:
On Monday, we will have an incredible opportunity to Skype with Clint Smith, spoken-poetry champion, author of Counting Descent, doctoral candidate at Harvard, new father, and all around awesome human.
I am beyond excited. You should be, too. What I've found is there are so many artists and writers out there who are generous and kind and willing to help you grow as young people and thinkers.
To prepare for our chat, please submit in the comments below at least TWO potential questions for our Skype session. I'll sort through them and tag the question askers via Remind and then first thing Monday afternoon.
Otherwise, you've got some Slaughterhouse Five reading and Thought Plots to take care of. And I recommend you also find something to do that makes you happy -- take a walk, cook a meal, go visit a grandparent or family member, spend some time alone, pick a pumpkin -- follow your bliss. I know I will be. ;-)
All the best, guys, and keep thinking, exploring, and working hard.
P.S. Make sure to follow #aplit18 on Twitter. I'm tweeting contemporary poems that would be good fodder for your next blog post coming up in. October.
So I'd intended my first post on this here class blog to be an open letter to my students about this year. Because your letters to me were heartfelt and considered and inspiring. I owe it to you to promise you that I will never, ever expect you to be or embody your sibling, that I will try my very best to mix it up and keep you actively engaged, but that yes, I will "bore" you sometimes and some days you inevitably will have to "eat your vegetables" in class.
But that's neither here nor there. What I need from you (talkin' to YOU #aplit18) is your poetry blog URLs! In the comments below, please create a record of your site. Remember your URL is whatever you named it + weebly + .com. For example www.hilliardsclass.com is mine. :-)
And that's it! As promised, no more than 5 minutes of homework.