Wishes, Lies, and Dreams Teaching Children to Write Poetry

ISBN-10: 0060955090

ISBN-13: 9780060955090

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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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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/6/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Born in Seattle in 1941, Washington, Carter Ratcliff grew up in Michigan and Ohio. In 1963, he earned a B.A. in English from the University of Chicago. By 1967, he had settled in New York. His books on art include John Singer Sargent (Abbeville Press, 1982); Robert Longo (Rizzoli, 1985); The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996); and Andy Warhol: Portraits (Phaidon Press, 2007).

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Teaching Children to Write Poetry
Class Collaborations
Wishes
Comparisons
Noises
Dreams
Wishes, Noises, Dreams, and Comparisons Together
Metaphors
A Swan of Bees
I Used To / But Now
If I Were the Snow, and Spring
Lies
Colors
Sestinas
Poems Written While Listening to Music
I Seem to Be / But Really I Am
Being an Animal or a Thing
The Third Eye
Collaborations by Two Students
Poems Using Spanish Words
Other Poems
Afterword
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