National Poetry Month: 12/30: “Silence”

In Amy Ludwig VanDerWater’s Poems are Teachers: How Studying Poetry Strengthens Writing in All Genres, the section which suggests that Writers Play with Language is a poem by Deborah Chandra. Chandra’s piece invites the would-be poet to “Personify Animals and Objects.”   The idea and poem here led me to think about J. Ruth Gendler’s […]

National Poetry Month: 3/30: “Solosounding”

This piece is informed and inspired by Kentucky poet, George Ella Lyon. Many know George Ella’s work from the “I Am From” poem template that many teachers use in the classroom and that we had written earlier in the year. Her poem, “Solitary,” is found within the “Writers Choose Perspective and Point of View” section […]