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Poetry Center of Chicago is seeking a teaching artist for 2015-16 Spoken Word Program Poet In Residence

The Poetry Center of Chicago is seeking a new Poet In Residence to teach poetry reading, comprehension, writing, and performance to Chicago Public School students at Washington High School during the spring of 2016.

Qualified applicants will have a strong background as a working performance poet, and will have experience teaching and creating strong lesson plans, and organizing spoken word activities for high school students.

This program is the result of a special grant awarded to Hands On Stanzas and Washington High School, and as such, the compensation is very competitive. Not only will the Poet be facilitating the Hands On Stanzas writing curriculum, but also fostering a student spoken word community, to perform regularly in the Washington High School theater. Washington previously had a thriving performance community, and the high school is eager to reinvigorate that for their students.

Read the full post / how to apply at the Poetry Center of Chicago’s website

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About the Author

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Oi ! I’m Jeremiah Walton. For the past ~3 years I’ve been bopping around the U.S. between hitchhiking + rubber tramping, running traveling bookstore Books & Shovels + indie publisher Nostrovia! Press. My focus is in-person distribution at open mics + features + busking. Word of mouth is a fulfilling & feels to be a more intimate promotional process. I’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival + San Francisco Lit Crawl + Snoetry Cleveland + Beast Crawl Oakland + This Lil Lit Fest + street corners across the country. There’s a handful of my books floating around the country, but most recently is “From Here Til Utopia” (Ghost City Press). Raccoons + coyotes are my companions. Hope you dig the poems, much love, thank you❤

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