Resources for Educators and Parents
From the National Student Poets Program to the Dodge Foundation Poets in Schools Program, I have had the privilege of working with inspiring and talented young writers from across the country who are voicing their new world into being.
As a young writer, I could have never imagined that today my own work would be used to teach and inspire young people, and it is one of the things for which I feel most thankful.
Below are some resources for parents and educators that might prove useful or productive when discussing my poems with young people.
Teachers and parents can use this guide for reading my poems
"Poem Resisting Arrest" & “A House Divided” with young readers/writers (from LMS Voices & CommonLit).
In this Poetry Foundation podcast, educator Carol Jago discusses my poem "The Robots Are Coming" and strategies for effectively discussing poems with young people.
In this video feature, I discuss MotionPoems, the organization that produced an animated film of my poem
"The Robots Are Coming".
Peruse this refreshing teaching guide for reading and writing sonnets by educator Adrian Nester that includes my sonnet "States May Sing Their Songs of Praise".
Looking for a poem to get students interested in poetry recitation? They can find my poem "The Robots Are Coming" and many other poets' work in the Poetry Outloud database.