Originally posted on April 4, at PM. I thought I would take this opportunity to highlight some of the most important basics of poetry. A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, Welcome to Poetry Poetry is designed to make it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the days of the school year. Poetry In the beginning, everyone is intimidated by the idea of reading poetry. What if I don't understand it? Does that mean I'm an idiot? Of course not.
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