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Novel Pairings

Apr 14, 2020

Today Chelsey and Sara are celebrating National Poetry Month. We chat about our strong feelings towards poetry in high school, how our view has changed as teachers, and the ways in which we incorporate poetry into our daily reading lives. Our discussion includes:

  • How we feel about poetry and how our high school experiences shaped our view (1:45)
  • Our favorite poets and poetry collections (28:30)
  •  Amazing YA novels in verse (42:30)

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Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

Eating Poetry by Mark Strand

If I Should Have a Daughter by Sarah Kay (13:38)

3 Ways to Speak English by Jamila Lyiscott (13:55)

Romantic poets

A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver (17:40)

Japan by Billy Collins (24:35)

Emily Dickinson (28:47)

Funeral Blues by WH Auden (31:22)

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (31:44)

No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (31:49)

The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (32:56)

Felicity by Mary Oliver (34:33)

Audre Lorde (35:33)

Shakespeare’s Sonnets (36:33)

Sir Patrick Stewart Reading a Sonnet a Day

Sonnet 116

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda (38:37)

Langston Hughes (38:45)

Theme for English B

Rupi Kaur

I, Too

I Hear American Singing by Walt Whitman (40:54)

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (42:42)

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (43:32)

Red at the Bone 

Brown Girl Dreaming 

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (44:36)

Kwame Alexander (45:39)

Poem-a-day emails

Poetry Foundation

Button Poetry