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Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

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The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.
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360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing

In honor of National Poetry Month, this article from the NCTE focuses on using poetry to teach students how to craft academic arguments.

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The New Yorker Launches a New Poetry Podcast: Listen to the First Episode

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A quick fyi: The New Yorker has just launched a new poetry podcast, and it's introduced and hosted by Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who formerly taught poetry at Oxford.
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National student poets show that STEM isn’t everything

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Students win the highest national honor for young poets.
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Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 : NewsHour Poetry Series : Video : The Poetry Foundation

Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 : NewsHour Poetry Series : Video : The Poetry Foundation | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Billy Collins read 'The Names' before a special joint session of Congress in 2002, and again on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 for the NewsHour.
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When Poetry Meets the Common Core

Many teachers are worried they'll have to scratch poems from their syllabi under the common standards, but teacher Ben Curran says all that's needed is a shift in the way poetry is read and discussed.
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Poems for Your Pocket- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Poems for Your Pocket- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day with pocket-sized poem PDFs. Click a pocket below to download and print poems to share with others on April 26, 2012.  Scroll down for list of poets and authors.

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National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska's "Vocabulary" -

National Poetry Month Poetry Dare: Wisława Szymborska's "Vocabulary" - | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

For National Poetry Month, dare yourself--and your students--to try reading a poet you've never sampled before.

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Where Poetry Lives

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The PBS NewsHour special poetry series, “Where Poetry Lives,” features reports by U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on issues that matter to Americans through the framework of poetry.
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National Poetry Day - live blog

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It's National Poetry Day in that other English speaking nation... and the twittosphere is abuzz with 141 character poems, links to videos and audios of famous poems--and famous poets--even Prince Charles is reading poetry on the interwebs! The Guardian will be following all of this for you and posting the best of it on this "live blog."

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New Syrian poetry emerging amid violence | MobyLives

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With the news in Syria centered around the chemical attacks and President Obama's plan for military intervention, Leigh Cuen reported this week for Al Jazeera about another, perhaps unexpected, result of the ongoing civil war in the Middle Eastern country: an invigorated poetry scene unlike anything Syria has seen before."

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'One Today': Richard Blanco's Inaugural Poem

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Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem "One Today" at the ceremony.
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This is the full text of the poem Blanco wrote for Obama's inauguration. Interviews with Blanco can also be found on the PoetryFoundation.org site: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/article/245312#

 

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http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/video/335#

 

 

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10 Great Poems You Can Memorize Today - Flavorwire

10 Great Poems You Can Memorize Today - Flavorwire | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

10 Easy-to-Memorize Poems

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“Poetry,” Marianne Moore (as published in The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore, 1967)

 

I, too, dislike it.
Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in
it, after all, a place for the genuine.

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