Thank you so very much for facilitating Poetry Express!

We value -- and use -- your thoughtful comments about your work with us and our programs.  Your insight helps us to deepen and improve our programs; talk about programs more effectively with potential partners, participants, and funders; and most importantly, it helps us to better understand the experiences of our valued facilitators.  

We also hope that these questions might serve as an invitation to reflect on your reading and facilitation work.


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* 1. Name

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* 2. Organization/Group

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* 3. Why did you want to serve as a visiting poet for Poetry Express?

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* 4. What surprised you about serving as a visiting poet for Poetry Express?

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* 5. Did we succeed in building community with Poetry Express? If so, how? If not, why not?

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* 6. Tell us about your experience during the planning meeting with MHC staff and the community partner. Was there clarity of roles and purpose of the program? Anything that could have been improved?

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* 7. How much do you agree with the following statements about the partnership with the Maine State Library

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The MSL reference librarian was helpful and communicative.
The MSL provided carefully prepared resources for Poetry Express.
I learned about new resources through conversations with MSL staff.

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* 8. Tell us about the workshop with participants. What did you do? How did it go? What would you recommend trying next time?

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* 9. Do you think there would be value in offering one or more workshop specifically focused on writing poetry as an addition to this program?

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* 10. How did the public event go? Any recommendations for next time?

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* 11. How much do you agree with the following statements about the partnership with the community partner? 

  Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A
They were helpful and communicative throughout the entire program.
They were prepared and aware of their responsibilities in running this program.
I would recommend working with this partner again.

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* 12. What was particularly good about this partnership?

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* 13. What recommendations do you have to improve this partnership for future facilitators or programs?

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* 14. How much do you agree with the following statements about your partnership with MHC?

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MHC was helpful in preparing me for this program.
MHC was supportive throughout the duration of this project.

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* 15. How much work was this for you?

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* 16. What tools, resources, or support could we provide to further enhance your work as a visiting poet for Poetry Express?

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* 17. What else should we know?

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