Posts Tagged ‘National Poetry Month’

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Pull a Poem Out of Your Pocket

April 4, 2019

Add some poetry or more poetry

Considering what to do to celebrate National Poetry Month with your students? Check this great idea out. It combines creativity, theater, poetry and much more. CLICK HERE to read the article found on Curriculum Matters blog, written by Brenda Iasevoll on April 27, 2018.

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Poetry Resources

May 14, 2018

Wes McNair

During Poetry Month, former Maine’s Poet Laureate, Wes McNair launched a new poetry website for teachers and learners called The Lyric Moose.  If you’re looking for a resource that will help you teach or learn about free verse poetry and how to write about it, check out this compendium of six programs, with a wide range of interactive instruction, including videos, craft exercises, teaching assignments, author interviews and poem lists.

While visiting the site I found the resource 20 Maine Poets Read and Discuss Their Work compelling. The resource includes 20 short videos in which a diverse group of contemporary Maine poets read two poems apiece and explain their beginnings as poets, their influences, and their themes. Gibson Fay LeBlanc and Megan Grumbling are two of the 20 poets featured. For several years they have both provided workshops for the Commission’s Poetry Out Loud program.

 

“The website includes links to poetry projects for teachers that I’ve developed with Colby College Special Collections and Information Technology Services. There are six links in all, and three of them were sponsored in one way or another by the Maine Arts Commission.”

It is wonderful to see the impact that Wes continues to make on education in Maine and beyond. THANK YOU Wes for your contributions!

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Poets/Speak!

April 9, 2017

15th annual event

More than 25 well-known and emerging poets and musicians celebrate National Poetry Month at the Bangor Public Library on Thursday, April 27, 4:30 – 8:00 PM. The event will celebrate “Origins: Roots & Sources”. For more information please call 947-8336.

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