Wednesday, 28 August 2013

1 in 5 teenagers will experiment with poetry

A few months ago I was obviously quite bored as I decided to make a silly little image about the potentially-harmful effects of writing poetry. It can destroy families. It's apparently become the most popular thing I'm ever likely to write in my life, with around 1000 people "sharing" it in the last 2 days alone. If only my poetry had such an audience! Well here it is anyway, if you're not on the BaceFook time-leech




Russell Jones

13 comments:

  1. So cool that you've created something that is making it's way around the globe and the blogosphere. Happy to have helped move this along and intend to share it with my college students next month. All best from Susan at http://thealchemistskitchen.blogspot.com

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  2. I would LOVE to have a hard copy of this for my office door at SUNY (State University of New York). Is it possible to actually get this from you (purchased of course!) in hard copy, poster size? English professors and high school teachers would love this in their classrooms or offices. ~Heidi Nightengale, 140 Cottage Street, Auburn, NY 13201 USA

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  3. Hi there. Unfortunately I don't own the photos on the image so I can't really sell it, and I didn't really make a HD version that would scale up well. Feel free to copy it and print it from this blog though, if you can get it to look okay. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Thank you! I posted a link for my first year poetry students!

    Zoe Landale, Canada

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  5. Interesting, but doesn't seem very original to me. Here is a link to a company that actually created these ads for an art school. Nice try though. http://teamdetroit.com/projects/ccs.php

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  6. Hi David, I think this is a common theme/idea? I'd seen others. I just made a version about poetry since folks I know are into that. Cheers

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  7. Dear Russell, I gather that you are okay with folks sharing your witty set of photos presenting the warning signs of ... POETRY. May I use it with my students? I teach in the English Dept. at Baylor University. Tom Hanks (Baylor edition)

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  8. No problem, go for it! I hope they enjoy it

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  9. Clever and it lead me to your poems which I am still enjoying.

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  10. Awesome! Sharing! Thank you!

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