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Open the Door

How to Excite Young People About Poetry
(Book - 2013 )
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This mixture of essays, interviews, and lesson plans will prove useful for first-time and veteran teachers, parents, MFA graduates and the like, with an interest in poetry's place in the lives of our younger citizens.
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Dorothea Lasky, Dominic Luxford, and Jesse Nathan
Title: Open the door
how to excite young people about poetry
Publisher: San Francisco : McSweeney's Books ; Chicago : Poetry Foundation, c2013
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes: "Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute "Poets in the world" series editor Ilya Kaminsky."
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Contents: Introduction : opening the door / Dominic Luxford
pt. 1. Essays. The read-aloud handbook / Jim Trelease
Poetry is an egg with a horse inside / Matthea Harvey
The process of opening gifts / Jack Collom
Life as primary text / James Kass
Teaching children to write poetry / Kenneth Koch
The care and feeding of a child's imagination / Ron Padgett
First class / Theodore Roethke
Children's poetry / Eileen Myles
The change agents / Phillip Lopate
Recitation, imitation, stillness / Jesse Nathan
Fears, truths, and waking life / Jordan Davis
The door called poetry / William Stafford
Making the rounds / Jimmy Santiago Baca
Radical strategies / Karen Volkman
A dream / Dorothea Lasky
pt. 2. Roundtable discussion. Featuring leaders of poetry organizations for kids from around the United States / Dave Eggers ... [et al.]
pt. 3. Lesson plans. Dream machine / Michael Dickman
Attending the living word/world / Elizabeth Bradfield
Eavesdropping on a figure at work / Yusef Komunyakaa
Syllabus / Meghan and Liam O'Rourke
Three imaginary soundtracks / Eric Baus
A perfect creature in the imperfect world / Valzhyna Mort
Poems are for everybody / Alex Dimitrov
Cartogram / Anthony McCann
The image list / Michael McGriff
Elsewhere / Katie Ford
Bad titles / Matthew Zapruder
Street sonnets / Deborah Landau
Autobiographia litter-aria / Christina Davis
Putting two and two together / Dara Wier
Dreaming in detail / Travis Nichols
Be a bunch of yous / Laura Solomon
(Soma)tic poetry exercises / CAConrad
Eating couplets and haiku / Vicki Vértiz
The sonnet as a silver marrow spoon / Adam O'Riordan
Verse journalism / Quraysh Ali Lansana and Georgia A. Popoff
Persona poetry / Quraysh Ali Lansana and Georgia A. Popoff
A poetry of perception / Rebecca Lindenberg
Poetry walk / Harriet Levin
Love is the universe / Emilie Coulson
Advice for teachers / Stephen Burt
Afterword : a call to action (or what to do after reading this book)
Summary: This mixture of essays, interviews, and lesson plans will prove useful for first-time and veteran teachers, parents, MFA graduates and the like, with an interest in poetry's place in the lives of our younger citizens.
Subject Headings: Poetry Authorship Poetry Study and teaching Poetics Poetry and children
Topical Term: Poetry
Poetry and children
Additional Contributors: Lasky, Dorothea - 1978-
Luxford, Dominic
Nathan, Jesse
ISBN: 9781938073281
Branch Call Number: 808.1 O
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