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Reflections on a Poetry Workshop with First-Year Latin@ Students at Oregon State University Public Deposited

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  • This paper explores the benefits of a poetry workshop with first-year Latin@ students at Oregon State University. Over the course of nine weeks, participants met once a week for fifty minutes to analyze and discuss culturally relevant poetry as well as compose and revise their own work. Drawing from critical pedagogy and critical literacy theories, the workshop sought to expose participants to culturally relevant poetry with which they could identify, and assist them in the process of producing their own works in order to create a space where they could explore themes that they found relevant. Surveys, interviews, observations, and the poems provided data for the study. After conducting a thematic analysis, results show participants were able to relate to the texts. Furthermore, they were engaged and inspired, became more confident (both writing and presenting), grew together as a group, and enjoyed the therapeutic benefits of writing and discussing poetry together. Drawing on the results of the workshop as described by the participants, I hope other educators and/or community members see the potential benefits of opening a supportive space for first-year students to explore culturally relevant poems and create their own.
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