Posts Categorized: Writing and Reading with International Students

  • Immensity – Reading with Immigrant Writers

    I’ve been working with the talented staff of New Hampshire Humanities to create the New Voices project. We were matchmakers. We matched many New Hampshire poets with immigrant writers to work together with the goal of creating a community reading. Here’s one story. Writing united us.  But could we actually pull off a reading? Yes,…

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  • Why We Write the Poems

    Sarah, aged 13, and I, with the poet laureate of our city and all of us in the photo have been gathering on Tuesday nights to write together and be part of New Hampshire Humanities New Voices project. Sarah, her mom, and little brother are new Americans and bring their first language to the poems…

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  • A House of Extravagant Colors

    This is a version of an article I wrote for New Hampshire Humanities about the day the Council hosted Juan Felipe Herrera at the Nashua, NH Adult Learning Center.  Thank you Maren Tirabassi and the students of the class and Juan Felipe for their lines of poetry I include.

  • Juan Takes His Turn – JabberWalking with Juan Felipe Herrera

    He calls a poem a burble. A writing pad is a paperbag, or a newspaper, periodico, or whatever you want it to be. All that matters is that you hurry, hurry, hurry. And write down whatever you see in the world. What you hear, what you taste, What you love.