Want to organize your poetry unit according to the major elements that make great poetry work? This is a terrific way to introduce students to the love of poetry if it’s done in a fun, enlivening way.
That’s why we published How to Read a Poem: Based on the Billy Collins Poem “Introduction to Poetry.” It’s got everything you need for a poetry unit, from exploration of the major elements that make great poetry work, to “think” questions and sample poems.
“This book will not sit on my bookshelf, but on my desk.”
—Lexanne Leonard, teacher
“I teach Introduction to Literature, among other courses, and this will be the main textbook for the poetry unit from now on.”
—Tom Hunley, college professor
“I require all my students in the MFA program I direct to buy and read this book.”
—Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, MFA Director