Poetry Everywhere (2nd ed.)


reviewed by Christopher L. Battams - January 13, 2006

coverTitle: Poetry Everywhere (2nd ed.)
Author(s): Jack Collom and Sheryl Noethe
Publisher: Teachers & Writers Collaborative , New York
ISBN: 0915924692, Pages: 344, Year: 2005
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A poem is after all a fragile thing, and its intrinsic worth is a subjective consideration. Gioia (1992, p. 8) Poetry has been part of the western canon for centuries.  From at least the third century B.C., it was part of the Greek education system and was seen as an integral part of artistic and creative development.  This inclusion of poetry in early primary and later secondary education indicates the primacy of the art form at the time. In the British system, poetry formed an important part of the creative development of students and scholars.  It should form part of English curriculum in all education systems.  It should form part of the essential learning in the English language.  Many of the analytical and developmental skills in learning about poetry are transferable to other topic areas in education.  In this respect, it helps develop the student's ability to analyse as well as to express... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 13, 2006
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