to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our
daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means
to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes
reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.
180 is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem
on each of the 180 days of the school year. I have selected the
poems you will find here with high school students in mind. They
are intended to be listened to, and I suggest that all members of
the school community be included as readers. A great time for the
readings would be following the end of daily announcements over
the public address system.
to poetry can encourage students and other learners to become members
of the circle of readers for whom poetry is a vital source of pleasure.
I hope Poetry 180 becomes an important and enriching part of the
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