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Giving children the gift of language in all its forms
By Eileen Myles

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Poetry is an Egg with a Horse Inside

Don’t underestimate what your students can understand how they will face the mysteries of poetry.
By Matthea Harvey

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Fears, Truths, and Waking Life

On the teaching of Kenneth Koch
By Jordan Davis

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From Computer Programming to Poetry

The outgoing Children’s Poet Laureate in conversation with the incoming Poet Laureate.
Kenn Nesbitt interviewed by J. Patrick Lewis

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A Circus for the Brain

The 2011 Children’s Poet Laureate speaks.
J. Patrick Lewis interviewed by Sylvia Vardell

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Again! Again!

Children's poetry and the joys of repetition.
By Sonia Levitin

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Nurseries of Verse

The only way to grow poetry is to make it a habit.
By J. Patrick Lewis

Poem Sampler
Ten Poems to Read When You Get Stuffed in a Locker

Because it’s so funny you forgot to laugh.
By Caitlin Kimball

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Back to School Poems

School Supplies? Don't forget the poems!
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With A Little Help from Dr. Angelou

Resources for teachers for teaching African American poetry.
By The Editors

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Home Appreciation

Homeschoolers are turning a million kids on to poetry—through fun, not homework. Here's how you can do it too.
By Susan Thomsen

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Snip, Snip!

A talk with the children's laureate of Britain.
Michael Rosen interviewed by Bruce Black

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More than Mother Goose

Poems for the kids in your life.
by Julie Danielson and Eisha Prather

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Lunchbox Poems

Bologna sandwich, apple juice, and a little rhyming wisdom.
by Julie Danielson and Eisha Prather

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Children’s Poetry

Giving children the gift of language in all its forms
By Eileen Myles

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A Highly Subjective Guide to Kids’ Poetry

Are there some poems children should read?
By Bruce Lansky

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Dragons Pulling Wagons

The Children's Poet Laureate on Karla Kuskin's children's poetry.
By Jack Prelutsky

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An Xceptional and Xuberant Poet

Jack Prelutsky on the poems of X.J. Kennedy.
By Jack Prelutsky

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Super Mom Poets

Marilyn Nelson and Adrian Blevins talk about being mother-poets.
By The Editors

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Mary Ann Hoberman: 2008 Children's Poet Laureate

Whether writing about llamas in pajamas or befuddled fauna, her poems are always about the puzzlement of language.
By Michael Atkinson

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Mother Goose Makeover: A Sign of the Times

Popular American children’s poet and publisher Bruce Lansky has his own take on reinventing time-honored nursery rhymes.

By Bruce Lansky

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Thank Goodness It’s (Poetry) Friday

It’s an online literary happy hour, without the drinks.
By Susan Thomsen

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A Children’s What?

By The Editors

Essential Children’s Collection

Essential Children’s Collection
Two respected children’s literature consultants recommend poetry for school and public library collections.
LITERATURE CONSULTANTS Sylvia Vardell, Ph.D. & Bernadette Nowakowski

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