Category Archives: Poetry and Education

An Invitation to Poetry in Art by Jean Kanzinger

As an English undergrad, I was an obsessed fan of William Blake. And, let’s be honest, it wasn’t just the poems. Blake’s illustrations and the mythology that connected words and images fascinated me. During an Early Romanticism class, I was … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: The Frost Place Continues Partnership with CavanKerry Press in 2015

January 20, 2015 – The Frost Place is pleased to announce the continued partnership with publisher CavanKerry Press in 2015. Since 2012, The Frost Place has partnered with CavanKerry Press to enhance the annual June conference benefitting teachers of all … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Poetry Unit from Jean Kanzinger

For the past four years, I have had the privilege of spending a few weeks each spring teaching poetry to the kindergarteners in Lisa Dugach’s class at Gurney Elementary in Chagrin Falls, OH. Before staying home with my own children, … Continue reading

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Talking the Talk by Holly Smith

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud turns 10 this year! During the 2014-15 school year CavanKerry will celebrate this significant anniversary by inviting New Jersey teachers and students to write about their NJPOL experiences. This is the 2nd piece by Holly Smith, … Continue reading

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Saying Yes to Poetry Out Loud from Holly Smith

New Jersey Poetry Out Loud turns 10 this year! During the 2014-15 school year CavanKerry will celebrate this significant anniversary by inviting New Jersey teachers and students to write about their NJPOL experiences. If we’re lucky some of them will … Continue reading

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From Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Check out 3rd place winner/NJ state champ Natasha Vargas and her reading of “Ecology” by Jack Collom

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Poetry and Education: Carlene M. Gadapee on “Poetry and Perspective”

Last year CavanKerry Press donated, as part of its GiftBooks program, copies of Divina Is Divina by Jack Wiler, to Meg Gadapee, an RA at a under-served college in Vermont, who wanted to create “an oasis of sanity for people who love … Continue reading

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Poetry and Education: Jean Kanzinger on “Permission to Teach”

I have the good fortune to be the associate director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching which means I spend a week in June talking about poetry and about strategies for teaching poetry with a group of … Continue reading

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Poetry and Education: Dawn Potter on Hopkins’s “The Soldier”

Punctuation and Poetry: Looking at Gerard Manley Hopkins’s “The Soldier” by Dawn Potter It’s so easy to overlook punctuation. Our eyes are trained to glide past it, automatically registering the marks as pauses or sentence endings but not otherwise lingering … Continue reading

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Terry Blackhawk on Brand New Voices

Poetry and Education is a special series that looks at the impact of poetry on students and teachers Terry Blackhawk is the founding director of InsideOut Literary Arts Project and a 2013 Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellow.  She recently … Continue reading

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