Poetry as Pedagogy: Nuyorican Poetry

13 Apr (12:00)
- 23 Apr (20:00)
Poetry As Pedagogy: Nuyorican Poetry
Poetry as Pedagogy: Nuyorican Poetry

⌚️2024-04-13 12:00:00 –
🏢1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, NY, United States, New York 10029

Join us for an immersive experience exploring the power of poetry to connect us with history and ourselves.

Geared towards educators and open to all, participants will come away with a strong understanding of the links between the Nuyorican Poetry Movement and NYC-based activism for Puerto Rican rights, including the work of the Young Lords. Participants will have an opportunity to craft their own short poems and will come away with tools for poetry pedagogy to use in the classroom.

This workshop will reflect upon the connections between political action and poetry in New York City by looking closely at the tradition of Nuyorican poetry. We will begin with the intersection between the Young Lords’ activism for Puerto Rican rights and the start of the Nuyorican Poetry Movement, with Pedro Pietri’s “Puerto Rican Obituary” representing an important site of this convergence. We will examine how the ethos and poetics of Nuyorican art, including the work of Manny Vega, currently on view at the Museum, have allowed for specific forms of political activity, including the enunciation of Puerto Rican positionality in New York City from the 1960s to today. We will close-read poetry by Pietri, Miguel Algarín, and Sandra María Esteves, as well as contemporary poets like Joey de Jesus.

Potential Curriculum Connections:

The Role of Art in the Civil Rights Movement
Heritage of the Harlem Renaissance
Black Arts Movement
ELA writing, close-reading, and analysis skills
All are welcome! While this workshop series is geared toward educators of grades 6-12, it is open to all – educators and non-educators. Attendance at all three workshops is not required. Everyone is welcome to participate in any individual session.

2.5 CTLE hours for eligible participants. CTLE forms will be available at the workshop.

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