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Entries by John Lundberg from 06/2012

Four Poems That Embrace the Heat

| Posted 06.03.2012 | Huffington Post

For most of us, that means skulking about from one air conditioner to the next (for our cat, it means lying the middle of doorways), but poets have found all kinds of meaning in hot weather. Many, not surprisingly, have found it oppressive, but others have found it inspirational.

A Powerful New Poetry Community for Youth

| Posted 06.10.2012 | Books

PowerPoetry.org springs out of the success of last year's award-winning documentary To Be Heard, which followed three teenagers for four years as they struggled to grow up in a tough Bronx neighborhood.

Should Students Be Memorizing Poetry?

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Huffington Post

Do you agree? Or do you think forcing a kid to memorize a Shakespeare sonnet is no more useful than forcing him to eat a brussels sprout?