The Poetry Society of Tennessee
A member of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies

By: Blog Post | May 28, 2018


Thomas Waldrip, Shelby Oaks Elementary

Amy Bogdal, teacher

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, Eye Poems, 2018 

By: Blog Post | January 06, 2018

The Eye-Poem was invented by Kenneth L. Beaudoin. The idea was to create a collage using visual and verbal imagery. A free verse poem is constructed by combining images from magazine pages with words, phrases and clauses to create a poem on one page. The objective is to create a mood or inspiration. Do not write a poem first and then look for pictures.  The poem is a discovery of words that fit with the graphics. You should be able to read the poem three feet away.


1. Find a picture or pictures up to 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Vertical is best.

2. Go through one or more magazines and find words or phrases etc. that remind you of the graphics (pictures). Cut the words out neatly and place on the page of  graphics. Do not use words ...

Category: Poetry 

Tags: Eye Poems 

By: Blog Post | March 30, 2017

don’t fade

Jarvis Johnson, Shelby Oaks Elementary, Amelia Bodgal, teacher

Category: Contests 

Tags: Contests, 2017, Eye Poems