Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry

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The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching school children to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young.

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Long considered a classic in its field, this is "perhaps the best book I have read portraying the joy and excitement young people experience when writing."--Herbert Kohl, Saturday Review

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The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching schoolchildren to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and features numerous examples of their work. Now with a new foreword by Ron Padgett of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about unleashing the creative imagination and educating the young.

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