Poetry-in-the Schools Needs YOU!

The delight of helping students find their inner voices through poetry cannot be replicated. In times where testing, testing, testing, in the public schools takes a priority–and where creative teaching is subverted to fit into the boxes of the testing mode throughout the year, poetry often falls by the wayside. This retired teacher joined the…

Poetry Project Bridges Generation Gap

Who Would Have Thought? By Sarah Byrn Rickman, author /journalist, Pen Woman Fourth-graders and senior citizens working together to create poetry! That was the inspiring story that two dynamic members of the Des Moines Branch of NLAPW brought to life. Des Moines Branch President Laura Walth grasped the incentive from a curriculum titled “Poetry in…