|My book spine poem for NPM 2017:|
She walks in beauty
A jar of tiny stars
Awakening the heart
Open the door
House of light
Pass the poetry, please!
I'm really trying hard to keep my posts succinct, but if you give a teacher a poet whose last name begins with "K," chances are she'll want to share some favorite poems by him, and then she'll want you to know about the project he started when he was poet laureate, and then she'll want to share a favorite poem she discovered in the newspaper while reading poems from that project, and finally she will want to share her blog post about the evening she spent in the company of the poet.
A poet: Ted Kooser, US Poet Laureate, 2004 - 2006
A favorite poem: "Dishwater"
Another favorite poem: "Christmas Mail"
A favorite project: An American Life in Poetry
A favorite poem from the project:
A blog post: My evening with Ted Kooser
An anthologist I love: Caroline Kennedy
Favorite anthologies: A Family of Poems
Poems to Learn by Heart
She Walks in Beauty
A favorite picture book: Knoxville, Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
Teach This Poem: "Knoxville, Tennessee" by Nikki Giovanni