In case you missed the controversy over Denise Duhamel and Maureen Seaton's recent appearance at the Horace Mann school in the Bronx, here's a good summary and commentary from Arthur Dobrin:
Two poets appeared at Horace Mann school, an elite private school in the Bronx, and caused quite a stir when students took their directions for writing poems in unexpected and unacceptable directions.
Poets Denise Duhamel and Maureen Seaton, award winners and creative writing teachers from Florida who have collaborated on three books, came to NY to bring their skills to the high school students. They read one of their poems as a prompt to the 9-12th graders, then set the 700 students on the path of self-expression.
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Those in New York City are fortunate to have the opportunity tonight to hear Denise Duhamels funny, playful, imaginative, compassionate poetry when she reads with Amy Lemmon. Details below:
Amy Lemmon and Denise Duhamel
Tuesday, November 8, 5:00-6:00 PM
Barnes and Noble at FIT
7th Avenue @ 27th Street
New York, New York