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Understanding Cuban revolution through poetry – Class Activity

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By Gabby Shacknai and Corinne Segal Omar Pérez is a Cuban poet, translator, essayist and the son of the well-known Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara,…read more

Detroit teens produce video about where poetry lives

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Joe Pokorney and Gage Daldine of Fraser High School didn’t expect the experience of making a film about young spoken word artists to change their view of poetry or the city of Detroit, but it ended up doing both. Continue reading

Poet, author and activist Maya Angelou dies at age 86

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Celebrated author, poet, artist and activist Maya Angelou passed away May 28 at the age of 86. She is known across the globe for her elegant language and passion toward civil rights. Continue reading

Letters to Poets – Lesson Plan

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by Madeleine Fuchs Holzer, Ed.D Grade 7th-10th Time One 45 minute class period per activity Introduction The Academy of American Poets is pleased to present…read more

Poetry brings happiness to troubled teens

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A unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

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