Poetry Friday: Introduction to Poetry

July 24th, 2009

In Kelly Gallagher’s latest book, Readicide, he includes one of his favorite poems by Billy Collins. I find the words so true. Why is this attitude towards poetry so intractable?

Introduction to Poetry
by Billy Collins    

I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
like a color slide

Read the rest of the poem here

Our poetry contest is still going on! Write a poem about your teaching life – what inspires you, what frustrates you, what your journey as a teacher is like – and send it to zmcmullin@stenhouse.com! The winner gets a free Stenhouse book!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jone  |  July 24th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Great Billy Collins. When is the deadline for the poetry contest?

  • 2. admin  |  July 24th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Thanks for the comment! The deadline for the poetry contest is Sept. 1.

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