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GPB Hosts Spoken Word Workshop And Poetry Slam For Teens

Referred to as a “redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.

January 24, 2017

Atlanta History Center Hosts Poetry Out Loud Contest

Spoken word is a powerful art form, embedded in culture and history, that blends raw human emotion with public speaking skills. Thanks to The Atlanta History Center and its partnership with Poetry...

November 14, 2016

Much Ado About Shakespeare: Teacher Resources And Activities

“The first and most important lesson...is that there are no rules about how to do Shakespeare, just clues...” ~Antony Sher and Greg Doran

April 19, 2016

Classroom Resources For National Poetry Month

April 2016 is the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets...

April 5, 2016

Agnes Scott Writer's Festival Call for Submissions

This March, Agnes Scott College will host the 44th Annual Writer’s Festival on its campus in Decatur, GA. Every year the college brings in three guest writers for two days of readings, Q&A...

September 26, 2014

Poetry Brain

A health news article from NPR really got me thinking about poetry in the classroom. The report from NPR is about research comparing active regions of the brain while jazz musicians and rappers...

November 15, 2012