April National Poetry Month – “Poems to Learn by Heart” – by Caroline Kennedy

Today we like to share with you a great book that is “Poems to Learn by Heart“and the writer is Caroline Kennedy.

caroline poems

We found a great interview by Jane Henderson – jhenderson@post-dispatch.com and we like to share some phrases which the author expresses her feelings about the poems:

“More and more kids are memorizing poems together or participating in poetry slam teams,”

“For kids, if you do something with your friends, it makes it a lot more fun.”

“These old poems really condense some very fundamental lessons, values and emotions. I think they are really valuable. They encourage the imagination — they are so visual.”

“The poems are short, intense, meant to be read aloud, performed”

You can read the complete interview here: http://bit.ly/11dSzTg

Additional we found another interview “Poetry with Caroline Kennedy” this interview has audio and is really interesting.  http://bit.ly/11dT8wy By Beth Lipoff and Steve Kraske

We hope that you enjoy!

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