Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Calendar of Poet Birthdays

As we look for a “hook” for promoting poetry, celebrating poet birthdays is one way to make a personal connection—one that children particularly enjoy.

The list begins:


2 Jean Little
5 Monica Gunning
6 Carl Sandburg
7 Minfong Ho
6 Carl Sandburg
18 A. A. Milne; Grace Nichols
19 Pat Mora; Edgar Allan Poe; Effie Lee Newsom
25 Robert Burns
27 Lewis Carroll
29 Tony Johnston

For more details, get your copy of The Poetry Teacher’s Book of Lists.
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