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Poetry reading with Richard Blanco

Amplify is excited to partner with Poetry in America® to bring poetry to life in middle school classrooms through the Amplify ELA program. The lessons will include tips for leading rich classroom discussions on poetry and videos of a wide variety of interpreters close reading poems. Interpreters include Shaquille O’Neal, Angela Duckworth, Regina Spektor, Joe Biden, Shiza Shahid, Anson Dorrance, Elizabeth Alexander, Duy Doan, and Richard Blanco. You can get a glimpse of these videos by watching Richard Blanco read his poem “Looking for the Gulf Motel” below and you can register for a free lesson here!

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About Poetry in America

Poetry in America is a multiplatform initiative that brings poetry into classrooms and living rooms around the world. Created by Harvard professor Elisa New, Poetry in America, in partnership with Harvard, offers for-credit as well as non-credit courses for online learners, including K–12 teachers and students. For more information, check out our press release on the partnership here.

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