We think poetry should be accessible to all - and that includes kids! Look around this page and find fun facts, links, exercises, listen to poems read aloud, and see what Nicola recommends.


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poetry exercises

Childrens Exercise

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, by Wallace Stevens

Among twenty snowy mountains,

The only moving thing

Was the eye of the blackbird.


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nicola’s picks

The Dragons Are Singing Tonight
The Dragons Are Singing Tonight

An “excellent collection....Prelutsky and Sis...bring to life so many sorts of dragons: the large, the small, the ferocious, the technological, the gentle, the ominous, and the disconsolate. There’s a ‘just right’ quality to the verse that makes it a pleasure to read the words aloud. Their sounds fit together with seamless craftsmanship and their sense rewards listeners with humor, imagination, and occasional poignancy....Because it appeals on so many levels, this is one poetry book that won’t siton the shelf for long.” -Booklist

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Jane Kenyon also worked translating poems from Russian to English.