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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Kenneth Koch is a celebrated poet and the author of numerous books of poetry, literary criticism, short fiction, and plays. He has won many literary awards, including the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995. A professor of English at Columbia University, Koch lives in New York City.

Ron Padgett is a poet who teaches poetry writing at Columbia University and Brooklyn College and serves as publications director of Teacher & Writers Collaborative.

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