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Our Statewide Student Day of Poetry has been broke up into five regional events for 2015. You are now perusing the LOWELL event! 

On Thursday, December 10, Mass Poetry’s Student Day of Poetry is taking over UMass Lowell! SDOP features a morning poetry sampler, writing-generative workshops, performances, readings, and a student open mic. We’ve got something for everyone, from the student who isn’t even sure they like poetry to the senior leading the after-school poetry club. 
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Thursday, December 10 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Cartoons Have Feelings Too

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Sometimes the best way to write about ourselves is to put on a mask. It might be hard to talk about how we experience love, but thinking about how a turtle experiences love might be easier. What does a flamingo have to say about gender roles? What does Bugs Bunny think about Hip Hop? In this workshop we will read persona poems from the perspective of a lobster, a mosquito, and the Road-Runner. Persona poems are poems written in the voice of someone or something else. We will write our own persona poems to play with the voice of someone else and learn more about ourselves in the process.

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José Olivarez

José Olivarez is the co-author of the book of poems Home Court. He is a graduate of Harvard University, the Program Director at Urban Word NYC, and an editor at Painted Bride Quarterly. A winner of a 2015 Bronx Recognizes Its Own award from the Bronx Council on the Arts, his work has been published or is forthcoming in The BreakBeat Poets, The Acentos Review, Specter Magazine, Union Station Magazine, and Luna Luna Magazine among other places... Read More →

Thursday December 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am