Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Introduction to Poetry"

One of my favorite poems: "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins. (I have a date with friends to see him speak at Chautauqua Institution on July 30!)


Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

He is wonderful live. I use that poem with my students as a way to get them to analyze text for an essay. It confuses most of them for a while but they work their way through it. My favorite BC poem is probably "Another Reason Why I Don't Keep a Gun In The House". Have fun, maybe I'll sneak on out to Chataqua to see him too.

Pete said...

You are soooo lucky. He has been my favorite for some time now.

Pete Figtree
High School Teacher

Literacy Teacher said...

That is a great poem. If I was working in a grade 5 or 6 classroom this upcoming year I would use it!

Thanks for sharing!

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Elaine said...

Great poem! That's so cool you're going to see him in person!

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