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Poems Read Aloud

This spring, I am “poet in residence” at a middle school. It is fun to be back in a classroom, especially since I am only…

More People Are Reading Poetry

I like finding surveys that say that more people are reading poetry. 28 million American adults read poetry this year according to a survey of…

Poetry on Video

Poetry has from the beginning been an oral/aural art. We heard poems long before we wrote poems. And we must have seen poets perform those…

Prompt: Tools of the Trade

Early surgical tools What is a tool every new physician needs? In Scotland, they are thinking it is a book of poetry. Medical students there…

Podcasts and Poetry

An NPR story talks about how “Podcasts Are Providing A New Way Into Poetry” for listeners.  I have been listening to podcasts since 2005 when…

Poetry Rx

Poetry Rx, as in a poetry “prescription,” is a column the The Paris Review. Readers write in with a specific emotion, and resident poets—Sarah Kay,…

Prompt: Poetry in School

Most of us were introduced to poetry in school. As a teacher, I hope it was a kind introduction, but there are many people whose…