Poetry Program Gives Prisoners Unexpected Voice.
View the news story about Richard Shelton's work with prisoners in a poetry workshop.
Answer the following questions:
● What do you think of using poetry as a tool to change these prisoners?
● Do you think poetry can be effective or not. If so, to what degree can it be effective? If not, explain why not.
● What is your assessment of poet Richard Shelton’s message regarding the use of creativity to create a better life, on in these cases, to deal with emotions and the consequences of their crimes?
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Having viewed Poetry Foundation’s video, I feel that the using poetry as a tool to change prisoners is a very interesting idea. In my opinion, poetry is the language of a soul that reflects true feelings. It has the power to unravel the essence of a person because authors have to find inspiration for writing poetry deep down inside their emotions...
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