Exploring the Passion and Power of Poetry

April is poetry month. There are some who love poetry – and others who have a hard time connecting or understanding. BT Member Patti Russo considers herself a poetry evangelist and agrees with the poet Roque Dalton who wrote, “Poetry, like bread, is for everyone.” She began her career as a certified poetry therapist. Over time, she developed a specialty in intergenerational work, and, for the past 12 years, Patti has facilitated her intergenerational poetry program, Partners in Rhyme, in schools.

We are excited to collaborate with this month’s resources!

If you work in a school or organization and you want to bring young and older 

people together in a formal way:

Become a member so you can have access to this How-To-Guide which has everything you need from convening a team to evaluation tools – with more than two dozen fun, educational activities in between! From alliteration to odes, sensory poems to cinquains, performance poetry to poetic songs – you’ll find it all here! To make this easier for you, we’ve compiled all of the poems in one Poetry Supplement. By the way – many schools have a spring break in April. You may consider offering a program like this for grandparents and grandchildren.

Want to learn more and have your questions answered: join us for a webinar….

Grandparents and grand-friends:  If you are looking for enjoyable and educational activities that will help you connect with your grandchildren, great-nieces and nephews, adopted grandchildren, young neighbors (from preschool through to adults)

Become a member so you can have access to Springboard which has everything you need to start a conversation, do an outdoor activity, learn about history including more than two dozen fun, educational activities in between! From alliteration to odes, sensory poems to cinquains, performance poetry to poetic songs – you’ll find it all here! Together, you can explore poetry AND your names, your backpacks/ purses, presidential inaugurations, relaxation and more. To make this easier for you, we’ve compiled all of the poems in one Poetry Supplement.

Want to learn more and have your questions answered: join us for a webinar….

We hope that you and those whom you serve will truly experience the passion and power of poetry. Thank you to Patti for sharing her expertise developed through Partners in Rhyme!

 

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