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By Rebecca Hazelton

How not getting to do everything leads to doing what you want.

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By Stephanie Burt

Classroom tips for approaching poetry, based on what matters most to you and your students.

Poem Guides
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Essays on Poetic Theory
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      Using simple, illuminative paper-cut puppetry, this enchanting video imagines the moment of witness that inspired Gwendolyn Brooks to write her landmark poem, “We Real Cool.”

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      Created in partnership with Motionpoems, this animated film explores the complex and multifaceted beauty that can be overlooked by unobservant eyes.

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      Created in partnership with Motionpoems, this animated film explores Rhina P. Espaillat’s meditative poem on the cycle of life and the beauty and wisdom that accompany aging.