For this weekâ€™s journal, watch this PBS news story @ http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june08/prisonpoetry_06-16.html about a poetry writing workshop for men in prison. Open the link and click on â€œStreaming Videoâ€ top open the brief news video. Take notes as you watch this story, and then consider the discussion of creativity in Unit 1, and this weekâ€™s Discussion and reading material regarding literature. What do you think of using poetry as a tool to change these prisoners? What is your assessment of poet Richard Sheltonâ€™s message regarding the use of creativity to create a better life, on in these cases, to deal with emotions and the consequences of their crimes? Provide your response in 200â€“250 words.
Source: Brown, Jeffrey. (2008, June 16) Prison Poetry. The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june08/prisonpoetry_06-16.html