How do you get children to write poetry? For several years my husband and I have been interested in finding an answer to this question. As college teachers we have been particularly concerned about the numbers of good students who come to us reluctant to either write or read poetry. Our theory w-as that children at any age will take to poetry if they can be encouraged to make some poems themselves and to talk easily about the poems. This will lead, in turn, to their enjoyment of other poetry and all imaginative literature.
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