Gallery 2000 immersed in words

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Gallery 2000 is filled with the poetry of the incredible student writers in Jennifer Mathison-Ohly and Tyler Phelps’ Creative Writing classes. 

Creative Writing is a semester-long English elective for juniors and seniors where students write narratives, short stories, and poetry.

Insightful and creative, the poems in the gallery are all “found poems”. Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, and by deleting text, thus imparting new meaning.  Basically, found poetry means finding words in books, magazines, newspapers, and other media and turning them into a poem of your own. There are different types of found poetry, such as blackout poems, headline poems, and poster poems, all of which are on display in Gallery 2000.

The show runs throughout December.

Special thanks to Mr. Ludt and the Art Department for their help in making this gallery show possible, Mathison-Ohly said.