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The Poet's Life: Why Poetry Matters

These colorful posters will brighten up your classroom and help remind your students of these different techniques. These posters were designed with the Middle / High School classroom in mind.

Figurative Language Posters

"Meditations in an Emergency" by Frank O'Hara in Mad Men makes multiple appearances in the AMC show.

Mad Men Reading List

Mark Doty: May poetry indeed be a language for a new century. A way to place value on the dignity, specificity, and beauty of individual lives. A way to resist the streamlining diminishment of categories and generalizations. A way to speak, a way to be heard.

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand. - Plato

inspiration can hurt...sometimes more, sometimes less. but we must let it out. nothing said from the heart can be ugly

"[...] You've got to breathe her, really taste her, 'til you can feel her in your blood [...]" - Have you ever really loved a woman - Bryan Adams

Poetry is thoughts that breathe and words that burn. -Thomas Gray

evolution stops here (eshlife) on Twitter

“Poetry is part of everything. You can’t have a really good work if it’s not touched by poetry. Poetry manifests itself in millions of ways: as rhythm, metaphor, mood[...] To me, poetry is the tragic sense of man. It’s a way of seeing things in the most complete way, the most absolute, and, to a certain extent, the most perfect. Where there’s no poetry, there’s no beauty, and without beauty no kind of artistic work can exist.” — Reinaldo Arenas