The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.
Summary: A concise statement on why students should read poetry.
Title: “Charles Simic. For the Love of Poetry.” Deb Aronson. Council Chronicles (March 2008), 23-24.
Quote. Charles Simic: “I tell them, ‘you don’t have to like every poem in this anthology. Some of them are boring. Some of them I don’t understand. Some of them I don’t care if I understand. But there are some that I love, that bring tears to my eyes. You’re going to find your own that do that to you.’ ”