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Childrens Poetry

The Shocking, Twisted Stories Behind Your Favorite Nursery Rhymes

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.01.2014 | Books

Dark backstories often lurk behind our favorite childhood songs and fairy tales. This shouldn't be so surprising. Childhood itself is a fairly recent ...

Poetry's Lasting Impact

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

I marvel at this impact, more than seven years later, but it only confirms my belief that over time, for even one hour a week, poetry can open the hearts and minds of young people.

What’s Your Word?

Karen Benke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Benke

A sense of play and magical thinking is what's naturally alive in children. Poem making is a means for them to strengthen and explore that part of themselves.

Poetry's Decline?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Hoenig

I'm sure I'd leafed through The Children's First Book of Poetry when I was a child, but it was more the memory of my mother reciting any number of poems that I cherished.