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Often when I mention poetry during a workshop, at least one teacher laments, “I would love to do more poetry with students, but there’s so much else to teach in my curriculum!” What I try to encourage (and I’m often … Continue reading

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Dreams by Langston Hughes

Dreams Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. –Langston Hughes p. 42 in Hold Fast … Continue reading

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We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and … Continue reading

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by Joyce Sidman, illustrated Pamela Zagarenski HMH Books for Young Readers ages 10 and up, ISBN 978-0544106161 What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings is a collection of poems to provid… a simply lovely video trailer for this new book by a … Continue reading

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darienlibrary: We have beautiful fig trees in our main entrance area and for National Poetry Month they have been transformed into “poet-trees” which is just the most difficult thing to pronounce.

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bookriot: (via Infographic: Simpleton’s Guide to Pride & Prejudice) absolutely love this infographic summary of P & P, especially the speculations on what poetry the characters would likely be reading!

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