Tag archives for poetry

  1. Mousey Monday – National Poetry Month

    mouseymondays

    Welcome to the first Mousey Monday of April! April is National Poetry Month in the United States. It is a month meant to appreciate poetry. National Poetry Month has been celebrated since 1999 in the United States and Canada as well. In Great Britain, National Poetry Month has been celebrated since 2000 in October. The […]

  2. On this day… Robert Frost was born!

    RobertFrost

    On this day in 1874, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost was born. For the first eleven years of his life, his family lived in San Francisco. Following the death of his father, the family moved to Massachusetts, where Frost developed an interest in reading and poetry. After high school, Robert Frost attended Dartmouth College […]

  3. Fun Fact Friday: Shel Silverstein

    Did you know that Shel Silverstein, the children’s book author, poet, and illustrator, also wrote Johnny Cash’s hit song, “A Boy Named Sue”? It’s true! Silverstein was, prior to writing his well-known children’s books (The most famous being Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree.) a Korean War veteran, and was first published in […]

  4. The Power of Words

    Last year while attending DENSI 2011 in San Diego, a group of educators watched the documentary about Poetry Slams. It was a powerful example of how words can transform a person’s life through poetry. As part of my Wilkes coursework, I was taking a Project Based Learning class and our group decided to use poetry […]