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Poetry Professors' Podcast

Dan and Becky Hansen

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Poetry Professors' Podcast
Poetry Professors' Podcast

Poetry Professors' Podcast

Dan and Becky Hansen

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Poetry Professors Dan and Becky Hansen help teachers and those who hope to better understand poetry do less guessing and more accessing! They've developed a simple and elegant approach to reading poetry that will transform your reading and your classroom. Podcast episodes rotate through the different stages of of the approach, complete with classroom activities, poetic readings, and guest poets.

Latest Episodes

Season Three, The Reboot

Last year didn't happen for us, but we're back with fresh new episodes, guest poets, less guessing, and more accessing.

25 MINOCT 8
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Season Three, The Reboot

The Poetry of Lady Liberty

Our 4th of July podcast explores the technique of allusion using the poem that shaped what the Statue of Liberty means to our country.

47 MIN2018 JUL 5
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The Poetry of Lady Liberty

Layer-y Goodness, Parts 4 and 5

This is the culmination of the Poetry Professors' National Poetry Month project - to take Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 through all five layers of the UnVEIL system.

38 MIN2018 MAY 1
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Layer-y Goodness, Parts 4 and 5

Layer-y Goodness, Parts 2 and 3

For national poetry month, Dan and Becky are taking Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and breaking it down in all five layers. This episode looks at the Voice and Events layers.

32 MIN2018 APR 26
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Layer-y Goodness, Parts 2 and 3

All the Layer-y Goodness, Part One

For national poetry month, Dan and Becky are taking Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and breaking it down in all five layers - one each week. This week begins the process with the UNderstand Words layer.

31 MIN2018 APR 3
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All the Layer-y Goodness, Part One

Why So Sad, Spring?

In this Voice-layer episode, Dan and Becky talk about the different targets "to whom" a voice may be speaking. Their examples are spring poems that seem to show poets have a hard time being happy about spring. Featuring poems by Robert Herrick, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Thomas Carew.

28 MIN2018 MAR 19
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Why So Sad, Spring?

This Little Poem Went to Market

In this Look/Listen/Lesson layer episode, Dan and Becky talk about letting your work shine in the light of day - whether it be publication or performance - and getting students to do so as well. Dan performs his poem "An Arrow to the Knee"

40 MIN2018 MAR 2
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This Little Poem Went to Market

Awkward White Poets Talk the Harlem Renaissance

In this special episode for Black History Month, Dan and Becky talk about the history of African-American poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, controversial modern issues, and allyship.

66 MIN2018 FEB 19
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Awkward White Poets Talk the Harlem Renaissance

Walt Whitman is our Valentine

In this techniques-layer poem, Dan and Becky talk about the romantic things they do for each other and read a poem about death (at least it's a touching one?) so there's something for everyone on this holiday.

41 MIN2018 FEB 12
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Walt Whitman is our Valentine

Not Just Innisxpensive, but Innisfree.

In this events-layer episode, Dan and Becky talk about the craziness of January and their desire to arise and go back to William Butler Yeats' "Lake Isle of Innisfree".

34 MIN2018 FEB 5
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Not Just Innisxpensive, but Innisfree.

Latest Episodes

Season Three, The Reboot

Last year didn't happen for us, but we're back with fresh new episodes, guest poets, less guessing, and more accessing.

25 MINOCT 8
Comments
Season Three, The Reboot

The Poetry of Lady Liberty

Our 4th of July podcast explores the technique of allusion using the poem that shaped what the Statue of Liberty means to our country.

47 MIN2018 JUL 5
Comments
The Poetry of Lady Liberty

Layer-y Goodness, Parts 4 and 5

This is the culmination of the Poetry Professors' National Poetry Month project - to take Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 through all five layers of the UnVEIL system.

38 MIN2018 MAY 1
Comments
Layer-y Goodness, Parts 4 and 5

Layer-y Goodness, Parts 2 and 3

For national poetry month, Dan and Becky are taking Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and breaking it down in all five layers. This episode looks at the Voice and Events layers.

32 MIN2018 APR 26
Comments
Layer-y Goodness, Parts 2 and 3

All the Layer-y Goodness, Part One

For national poetry month, Dan and Becky are taking Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 and breaking it down in all five layers - one each week. This week begins the process with the UNderstand Words layer.

31 MIN2018 APR 3
Comments
All the Layer-y Goodness, Part One

Why So Sad, Spring?

In this Voice-layer episode, Dan and Becky talk about the different targets "to whom" a voice may be speaking. Their examples are spring poems that seem to show poets have a hard time being happy about spring. Featuring poems by Robert Herrick, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Thomas Carew.

28 MIN2018 MAR 19
Comments
Why So Sad, Spring?

This Little Poem Went to Market

In this Look/Listen/Lesson layer episode, Dan and Becky talk about letting your work shine in the light of day - whether it be publication or performance - and getting students to do so as well. Dan performs his poem "An Arrow to the Knee"

40 MIN2018 MAR 2
Comments
This Little Poem Went to Market

Awkward White Poets Talk the Harlem Renaissance

In this special episode for Black History Month, Dan and Becky talk about the history of African-American poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, controversial modern issues, and allyship.

66 MIN2018 FEB 19
Comments
Awkward White Poets Talk the Harlem Renaissance

Walt Whitman is our Valentine

In this techniques-layer poem, Dan and Becky talk about the romantic things they do for each other and read a poem about death (at least it's a touching one?) so there's something for everyone on this holiday.

41 MIN2018 FEB 12
Comments
Walt Whitman is our Valentine

Not Just Innisxpensive, but Innisfree.

In this events-layer episode, Dan and Becky talk about the craziness of January and their desire to arise and go back to William Butler Yeats' "Lake Isle of Innisfree".

34 MIN2018 FEB 5
Comments
Not Just Innisxpensive, but Innisfree.
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