April is National Poetry Month!
As an English teacher, I can't let this month pass by without honoring
POETRY (yes, even in Technology class)!
I can think of no better way to introduce you to poetry than by introducing you to one of my very favorite contemporary poets, Billy Collins. Here he is, reading one of my favorite poems, "Introduction to Poetry."
is one of most celebrated poets in American literary history.
Listen to not just her words, but her message...
is a name you're probably familiar with. He wrote mostly silly poems, but he also wrote some beautiful poems with meaning themes. Here's a unique look at "Where the Sidewalk Ends."
One of the most inspiring poems I've ever read
is quoted here in this clip from the movie "Dead Poet's Society."
I ask you,