Mr. David Hoh
Poetry Book Assignment
A minimum of six original poems, all different in style and form, focused around a single seed idea, from which your book should take its title. Have a specific audience in mind. (For example, my seed idea might be running. My title might be “Setting the pace: Poems for the shoulder of the road.” My audience would be other runners, including my son, who is training to run marathons and triathlons.)
Six poems (minimum)
All poems should:
Titles and page numbers
Each poem must have a title (which may be the first line, if you feel strongly that it should be). Pages should be numbered, centered at the bottom. Use these numbers in your table of contents.
Title page and Table of contents page
Use a poetry book you like as a mentor text. Make decisions with your reader in mind.
Add a blank page at the end of the book, as in a yearbook, for reader comments.
Poems must be typed or very neatly hand-written (a decision) on separate pages. Make sure you have all words spelled correctly and all punctuation, lines and spaces exactly as you intend.
Last Modified on May 13, 2013