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The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching school children to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and gives numerous examples of their work. Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about freeing the creative imagination and educating the young.

Synopsis:

The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching schoolchildren to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and features numerous examples of their work. Now with a new foreword by Ron Padgett of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about unleashing the creative imagination and educating the young.

About the Author

Kenneth Koch is a celebrated poet and the author of numerous books of poetry, literary criticism, short fiction, and plays. He has won many literary awards, including the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995. A professor of English at Columbia University, Koch lives in New York City.Kenneth Koch is a celebrated poet and the author of numerous books of poetry, literary criticism, short fiction, and plays. He has won many literary awards, including the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1995. A professor of English at Columbia University, Koch lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060955090
Foreword:
Padgett, Ron
Foreword:
Padgett, Ron
Foreword by:
Padgett, Ron
Foreword:
Padgett, Ron
Author:
Padgett, Ron
Author:
Kenneth
Author:
by Kenneth Koch and Ron Padgett
Author:
Koch, Kenneth
Author:
Koch
Author:
Padgett, Ron
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Language Arts
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Children's writings, American
Subject:
School verse, American.
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
School verse, American - New York (State) -
Subject:
Poetry -- Authorship.
Subject:
Education-Teaching Guides
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
105-326
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.99x5.32x.75 in. .62 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The classic, inspiring account of a poet's experience teaching schoolchildren to write poetry

When Kenneth Koch entered the Manhattan classrooms of P.S. 61, the children, excited by the opportunity to work with an instructor able to inspire their talent and energy, would clap and shout with pleasure. In this vivid account, Koch describes his inventive methods for teaching these children how to create poems and features numerous examples of their work. Now with a new foreword by Ron Padgett of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams is a valuable text for all those who care about unleashing the creative imagination and educating the young.

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