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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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Jeremiah Walton is wary of bios, but there's the current sign they're flying: “Jeremiah Walton is founder of Nostrovia! Press & traveling bookstore Books & Shovels. They’ve featured at the NYC Poetry Festival, Oakland Beast Crawl, San Francisco Lit Crawl, Death Rattle, the Kansas City Poetry Throwdown, Cleveland’s Guide to Kulchur: Snoetry, among other lit fests, street corners, & living rooms across the country. They loath-themselves, & are struggling to find a healthy extension of the poem that incorporates publishing. Consistently confused, & trying to make space for compassion for the parts of myself I hate.” That feels like tattooing "love me" across my neck, but hopefully you get to know me thru my poems, not the accolades that are nothing more than memories to let go of.

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