San Antonio’s third-appointed Poet Laureate, Jenny Browne, is leading a multi-faceted project for the City of San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary Celebration entitled "St. Anthony’s Lost & Found: A Poetry Exchange."
This project is grounded in the history of San Antonio, focusing on the City’s namesake St. Anthony de Padua, and on the broader concepts of poetic naming, loss and letter poems. "St. Anthony’s Lost & Found" will highlight the ability of poetry to function as a practice of self-expression, collaborative cultural exchange and community building, through a series of educator workshops, creating an accessible classroom curriculum, and culminating in an exhibit in 2018 at the Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas.
Jenny Browne led a series of workshops for local educators and City of San Antonio staff, demonstrating a toolkit of poetic prompts, materials and resources. These lessons will be incorporated into participating classrooms throughout San Antonio ISD, surrounding school districts, and San Antonio community centers and senior centers. Each participant created a custom poetry journal and submitted an Epistolary poem (letter poem) response that will be incorporated into the 2018 exhibit.
Download: Poetry Exchange Journal (PDF) for educators to be used for implementing the poetry curriculum.