+ APRIL is Poetry Month: Great Poems to Teach from TWC

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From Poets.org —

The Teachers and Writers Collaborative (TWC) compiled a list of great poems for teaching.  Find this list — and more — at www.poets.org.

  • Maya Angelou —  Alone (on Web site);  On the Pulse of Morning; Phenomenal Women; Still I Rise (on Web site)
  • Anonymous — Darkness Song (Iroquois); Edward, Edward; The Glove and the Lion; Healing Song and Love Charm; I Have Found My Lover; Ich Arn of Irlaunde; My Love Has Departed; Nightmare; Sacred Formulas Concerning Living Humanity; Sea Lullaby; Spring Song; Why Should I Be Jealous
  • Angie Argabrite — Elvis is Sighted at the 7-11
  • Matthew Arnold — Dover Beach
  • WH Auden — In Memory of WB Yeats (on Web site); Musee des Beaux Arts; The Unknown Citizen (on Web site)
  • Toni Cade Bambara — Gorilla, My Love; Super Fly Pants
  • Hilaire Belloc — Tarantella
  • Stephen Vincent Benet — You Took a Carriage to That Battlefield (from John Brown’s Body)
  • Elizabeth Bishop — The Fish; Filling Station (on Web site); Geography
  • William Blake — The Chimney-Sweeper; The Tyger (both on Web site)
  • Robert Bly — All the Fruit is Ripe
  • Philip Booth — One Man’s Wife
  • David Bottoms — Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump (on Web site)
  • Joseph Brodsky — Odysseus to Telemachus (On Web site); Bosnia Tune; Upon the burning of Our Hous
  • Gwendolyn Brooks — The Bean Eaters; the sonnet-ballad; We Real Cool (all on Web site)
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning — How Do I Love Thee; My Letters! all dead paper… [from Sonnet XXVIII]  (all on Web site)
  • Robert Browning — My Last Duchess (on Web site)

 This takes us through the letter B.

For the rest of the Alphabet, visit www.poets.org  and click on the icon for “Great Poems to Teach.”

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021   or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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