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Conference on Poetry and Teaching

June 26-30, 2021 | Writing Intensive June 30- July 1, 2021


Held each year in June, the Conference on Poetry and Teaching (CPT) is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with both their peers and a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels: K–12, graduate and undergraduate, and nontraditional and community-based instructors.  The 2021 Conference on Poetry and Teaching will be held via Zoom. Over the course of 4½ days, faculty poets will share specific, hands-on techniques for teaching poetry. The emphasis is on the reading-conversation-writing-revision cycle, and our teaching approach aligns with curriculum standards for reading and writing. Graduate-level credits are available through Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Certificate of completion includes 33 hours of continuing education credit.

“For teachers, poetry is a door into the heart of the matter–whether that matter be intellectual or emotional, civic or ecological. Because poetry taps into both wildness and civility, it is a way to guide students into the complexities of human interactions, a way to model honest, deep, and respectful conversation. “

Dawn Potter, Director of The Conference on Poetry and Teaching

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