The Poetic Classroom: A Collection of Lessons, Reflections and Poetry from Teachers and Students in Western Pennsylvania
Matthew C. Luskey and Christine Aikens Wolfe


ISBN 978-1-932870-88-6



The Poetic Classroom is a book born out of writing workshops, classroom adaptation, and experimentation. It encompasses poetry from kindergartners in an English Language Learner classroom, students with exceptionalities, energetic middle school students, high school chemistry students, college freshmen and preservice teachers, along with the dedicated and reflective educators who work with them. Such a book would not be possible without a spirit of collaboration and inquiry…It manifests several key beliefs about teaching writing, the vital role of poetry in the classroom, and the importance of reflective practice for poet and teacher alike. (from the Introduction)