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July 2017

Poems for Summer Reading


This summer, take some time to revisit favorite poems and discover new ones, beginning with these classic and contemporary poems:

"The Tradition" by Jericho Brown
"I Ask My Mother to Sing" by Li-Young Lee
"In a Country" by Larry Levis
"Before" by Ada Limón
"The City's Love" by Claude McKay
"René Descartes and the Clockwork Girl" by Kathryn
"Red Brocade" by Naomi Shihab Nye
"The Border: A Double Sonnet" by Alberto Ríos
"Unpacking a Globe" by Arthur Sze
"Love at First Sight" by Wislawa Szymborska
"Ulysses" by Lord Alfred Tennyson
"To Live in the Zombie Apocalypse" by Burlee Vang

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Lesson Plan: On "El Florida Room" by Richard Blanco


Encourage your students to write a poem about their favorite room with this lesson plan by Richard Blanco, featuring the poem "El Florida Room" alongside photographs from the poet's family home. 


How to Create an Anthology

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Summer Reading Activities

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Poems about Travel

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Essay: "How to Start a Student-Run Literary Magazine"


Discover strategies and ideas for bringing literary publishing into a high school setting—including interviews and interactions with contemporary poets—in this essay by Dylan Emerick-Brown, the creator and faculty adviser for Deltona High School's acclaimed, student-run literary magazine, Howl.


Exciting News from


We're pleased to announce that the American Association of School Librarians has named a 2017 Best Website for Teaching & Learning. This recognition honors websites that foster "innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration."


Dear Poet Project 2017


This year's Dear Poet project brought in more letters than ever before—over 2,000! To celebrate the hard work of all the students and teachers who participated, we're featuring additional letters throughout the summer. Read a new selection of students' letters here.


Poems for Teachers


During the summer break, Teach This Poem features curated anthologies of poems for teachers. Sign up to receive this educator resource via email, and browse last week's anthology of poems about identity.



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