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Poetry Camp: Breaking Boundaries with Prose Poems

In this one-week, advanced camp, students will discover the modern prose poem. During the week, students will write 3 prose poems, breaking the boundaries of the poetic line. Prose poetry is an addictive form of poetry that they'll love!
Lupita Eyde-Tucker
27 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 10 learners
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year olds
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$13 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 1 week
50 minutes per class

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Class Experience

In this class students will:

- gain exposure to famous poets of the American cannon
- read amazing poems written by important poets
- explore how utilizing prose elements affects the mood, tone, and impact of a poem
- learn how to write different types of prose poems
- write three brand new poems in response to three different prompts!
- receive feedback on their poems
- grow as creative writers
I am a poet, translator, and an educator, and my goal with this class is to encourage and inspire young people to develop a creative writing practice. It's something I wish I had as a young writer!

Here's a little bit about me:

Lupita Eyde-Tucker writes poetry in English and Spanish. The winner of the 2019 Betty Gabehart Prize for Poetry, her poems have recently appeared in Nashville Review, The Acentos Review, The Florida Review, Raleigh Review, Asymptote, Columbia Journal, The Arkansas International, Yemassee, Pilgrimage, and Chautauqua. She is currently translating two collections of poetry by Venezuelan poet Oriette D'Angelo.  Lupita will be a Staff Scholar at Bread Loaf Translators Conference this summer, and will begin working towards an MFA in Poetry at the University of Florida in fall 2020. Her chapbook, Creek Lover, was published in October 2019. Lupita and her husband homeschool their children in Florida. Read more of her poems at:
During the week, students will receive three prompts in the classroom to write their own prose poems. They can write poems in response to one, two, or all three prompts.

They will receive positive feedback on any poems submitted to me for feedback, however these assignments are not graded.
A notebook solely dedicated to writing your poems and a comfortable pen. Access to word processing software, such as Microsoft Word. A robust imagination and a positive attitude :)
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This class is designed to be a safe place for creative writers and artists. 

When selecting poems to study, I do not choose poems with overt sexuality or violence. I also do not choose poems which contain or allude to situations such as drug use, pornography, or self-harm.

Having said that, occasionally a poem may have a bad word. While I default to use poems without bad language, there may be a poem or two with one bad word in it. However, there will not be any words beyond what you would hear on prime time network television.

In my live class I do not allow the use of bad words, and if one of the readings contains a bad word, I will say a few things in our live class to address that choice by the poet.


Lupita Eyde-Tucker
Lives in the United States
Adventures in Poetry for the Brave and Bashful
27 total reviews
34 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I'm Lupita and I am a poet, translator, and homeschooling mother of 5 children. I love words and language, and I love helping students of all ages discover the joy of the written word!

I teach a variety of classes on and off of Outschool,... 
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