Harrison Teacher Remixes Pulitzer Fiction Into Poetry

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Harrison High School teacher Gary Glauber created a poem using words and phrases from Richard Russo's book "Empire Falls." Photo Credit: Courtesy of Harrison Central School District

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison High School teacher Gary Glauber made poetry out of award-winning fiction after he was selected to participate in the Pulitzer Remix project for National Poetry Month.

Glauber is one of 85 poets from seven countries to participate in the project, which is sponsored by the Found Poetry Review. Participants were assigned to create found poetry from a work of Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction. Found poetry is when a poet takes words, phrases and lines form an existing work and crafts it into a new poem.

Glauber's Pulitzer Prize-winning work was "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo. His poem is called "Because I could not stop for Dickinson" and you can read or listen to it here.

Glauber teaches IB English and journalism at Harrison High School. He is a poet, fiction writer and music journalist and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, as well as “Best of the Net.” He participated in the Frost Place’s conference on teaching poetry. His poems and short stories have been printed in various literary journals, in print and online.

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