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Children's Poems

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine Whenever you see a tree

      By Padma Venkatraman
      how many long years
      this tree waited as a seed
      for an animal or bird or wind or rain
      to maybe carry it to maybe the right spot
      where again it waited months for seasons to change
      until time and temperature were fine enough to...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine tribute for when i’m quiet

      By Kara Jackson
      quiet is a mouth i screw onto my mouth
      quiet, a twin spinning my evil
      quiet, a snake i hold without flinching
      i treat my quiet like a pocket knife
      quiet, a blade i sharpen and consider
      ready my quiet for any jaw
      quiet, a suspect...

    • poem

      Appeared in Poetry Magazine How It Escaped Our Attention

      By Heid E. Erdrich
      When a whole being
      births into your hands
      still you see your hands
      no matter how unworldly
      the beauty of the child

      Then the universe of words
      works past cosmology
      to a useful name          a handle
      in English unlike the Indigenous
      genderless language of verbs


Learning Activities

  • Learning Prompt
    By Stefania Gomez May 4, 2020

    For this activity, you will need an adult, something to write with, and something to write on. First, make a list of...

  • Video
    From Poetry Explorers

    Today we’ll make a loom, a very old tool that weavers use to make beautiful textiles and fabrics, and weave a story...

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