Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for National Poetry Month for this film program. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
Students are encouraged to submit original poetry and art, film and audio illustrating a poem to the Mattie J. T. Stepanek Poetry Contest.
Films | Poetry Recitals
David Milch Reads The Eulogy of Wild Bill Hickok from Deadwood at The MY HERO Project's 2015 Jazz and Poetry Salon.
New Visions Foundation founder, Paul Cummins, reads Robert Frost at the MY HERO poetry and jazz SALON 4/18/13.
Olivia Milch Reads Wild Geese by Mary Oliver at The MY HERO Project's 2015 Jazz and Poetry Salon.
Short Film Program | Poetic Cinema
The following films celebrate poetic cinema. Films and poetry have a connection because of their use of images, sound, and time.
As you watch these films, consider the techniques used by filmmakers to bring out these elements in poetry.
Taft High School student, Matthew Marroquin, takes on the task of illustrating this poem by Robert Frost.
Learn about National Poetry Month with Hero Essays
Mattie Stepanek: For Our World Mattie's poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives.
Sor Juana is a famous Mexican writer, poet, nun, and influential women's right leader from the late 17th century.
"A poem...begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words."
- Lucille Clifton
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Giselle Villatoro.
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Shannon Luders-Manuel.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
Listen to "Trumpet Player," by Langston Hughes, an exploration of African American identity through the character of a jazz trumpeter.
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