Since it is National Poetry Month, I wanted to celebrate with some fun activities!
Our Class Poetry Fridge
Rearrange the magnets to create some clever, school appropriate poems!
Dear Poet Project
To participate in this year’s Dear Poet project, watch the videos below of Chancellors reading and discussing one of their poems
Toi Derricotte reads “For Telly the Fish”
Edward Hirsch reads “Cotton Candy”
Naomi Shihab Nye reads “How Do I Know When a Poem Is Finished?”
Now, write them a letter in response and send it by post or email to
the Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038
or firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30, 2015.
Please include your name and the name of the poet to whom you’ve written. They will consider all letters for publication on Poets.org in May 2015. And the Chancellors will reply to select letters of their choosing.