ScholarShift Stories: Poetry and Songwriting

May 11, 2017

Students dive into poems, hone and craft their own work, and draw connections between poetry and song writing during ScholarShift module.

Students spent a beautiful Friday studying the work of world-renowned poets and trying their hand at several writing styles during the Poetry for Song Writers ScholarShift module on May 5.

Led by English Instructor Hayley Rosenfield and English Department Chair Don Scheel, students read, crafted, and shared poems written in a variety of forms, including haikus, free verses, and couplets.

The module helped students think more about how poetry speaks to them, encouraged them to try different forms of poetry, and taught them how to apply those skills to songwriting, particularly through the idea and exploration of meter.

They concluded the session by writing down and sharing their favorite creation from the day.