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NY Poetry Out Loud

What is Poetry Out Loud? Poetry Out Loud (POL), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.  Students in grades 9 – 12 memorize and recite poems in local, regional and…

Resources

    Books T&W has published resources about the teaching of creative writing for more nearly 50 years. With more than 45 titles, our current list of books represents a rich diversity of writers, grade-levels, and genres.       Teachers & Writers Magazine Along with our catalog of books, T&W publishes Teachers & Writers Magazine-–an award-winning publication on…

FALL 2015

What happened at school today?  From the time we were very young, answering that question from a parent, grandparent, sibling, or neighbor was an invitation to tell a story. The power of storytelling is on our minds here at Teachers & Writers Collaborative as our writers head back to classrooms across New York City, where…

SUMMER 2015

The end of the school year is approaching here in New York City, and we are looking forward to the gentle pace of July and August. The summer slowdown brings more time for reading, for writing, and for thinking creatively about the work we do to bring young people to the literary arts. We hope that the…

Interview with Ron Padgett: No Turning Back

INTERVIEW by Matthew Burgess  Ron Padgett grew up in Tulsa and has lived mostly in New York City since 1960. Among his many honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters poetry award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Padgett’s How Long was Pulitzer Prize…

Pantoums and Color Our World With Poems

LESSON PLAN Poetry Crossing: 50+ Lessons for 50 Years of California Poets in the Schools celebrates the long history of one of the oldest and largest literary arts education programs in the US.  Founded in 1964, California Poets in the Schools (CPitS) has engaged more than a million young people in poetry through its programs at…

A World of Poetry

Each year, poet and teaching artist Amanda Johnston coordinates an International Skype Poetry Reading that brings poets from around the world into Grisham Middle School in Round Rock, Texas. Students prepare for the program by reading the writers’ work and creating questions they would like to ask. After the virtual visits take place, students write…

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