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Towards an Open Anthology of Poetry

These poems were all read and discussed in a 100-level online poetry class at Clackamas Community College (near Portland, Oregon, USA) during the spring of 2017. The poems and themes were chosen almost entirely by students, with advice and encouragement from me. The students also created a selective list of interesting poetic terms. As I teach future sections of Intro to Poetry, my students and I will continue to add to the book. At this stage, though, it is simply a starting place, to begin filling the need for an OER poetry anthology. Some sections, such as Chapter 1, “Poems about Spring and Renewal,” are long and full of poems, while others have only a couple. I invite future users to contact me with new poems, themes, and other content, so that eventually the book might approach a more... Show More


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