Ties to Poetry and Poetry Month

Using Poetry to Inspire – LRNG and Teachers Teaching Teachers

Vladimir Nabokov wrote in his Lectures On Literature,

“When we read a book for the first time the very process of laboriously moving our eyes from left to right, line after line, page after page, this complicated physical work upon the book, the very process of learning in terms of space and time what the book is about, this stands between us and artistic appreciation.

When we look at a painting we do not have to move our eyes in a special way even if, as in a book, the picture contains elements of depth and development. The element of time does not readily enter in a first contact with a painting. In reading a book, we must have time to acquaint ourselves with it. We have no physical organ (as we have one in regard to the eye in a painting) that takes in the whole picture and then can enjoy the details. But at a second, or third, or fourth reading we do, in a sense, behave toward a book as we do toward a painting.”

Want an AWESOME – calming, and enlightened view of life? This is an amazing podcast and PERFECT for looking at what some people think they don’t know, and do know, what poetry is – One of he best podcasts and calming – EVER – Michael Longley
Poetry Hangout On Air, April 11, 2018:  
Joined by +Carla Cherry a poet and teacher and YOU! Join us ready to read your own poetry and perhaps a poem or two by your students. Let’s talk about what poetry means to you and to your teaching! We might also consider these poetry playlists that teachers in the Youth Voices community have developed:
Write a Prose Poem like “Girl” https://www.youthvoices.live/playlists/girl/
Read and Write a “Where I’m From” Poem https://www.youthvoices.live/playlists/whereimfrom/



Ms Diana Anhalt   interview-anhalt-focus-2-kg

Subprimal Poetry


Diana Zykofsky Anhalt – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyX3UcI-fe8&index=2&list=PLLlrRtH1nDmS8K_fmS2_acHVivc3hxrhj&t=138s



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Excellent ways to initiate projects and poetry during April’s National Poetry Month!

1) Spring for Poetry in Takoma Park

I love the fact that poetry in placed all around neighborhoods, LOVE. Check a look below – I would love to be able to do this all around areas of Mexico!

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2) Little Free Library in the community


I LOVE this idea, made of recycled materials, since I had been here three days, I saw materials exchanged within the free libraries at eat twice, what a GREAT idea!

3) Poetry in Motion on New York Subways and cabs!

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I love the fact that when you are on the subway in New York, you can have the option of reading or read the poetry that appears on the subway – would love to see this in Mexico – and I DID one time over the course of a week!


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