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Favorite poems from Granda Spain students

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa S. Apr 27, 2011. 1 Reply

From Montes: Arbolé ArboléFederico Garcia LorcaArbolé, arbolé seco y verdé. La niña del bello rostro está cogiendo aceituna. El viento, galán de torres, la prende por la cintura. Pasaron cuatro…Continue

Neruda's Ode to Tomatoes

Started Mar 28, 2011 0 Replies

Lines:redvisceraa coolsun,profound,inexhaustible,populates the saladsof Chile,happily, it is wedto the clear onion,and to celebrate the unionwepouroil,essentialchild of the olive,onto its halved…Continue

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I'm From --- Maryland

Started this discussion. Last reply by One Billion Poets Mar 1, 2011. 0 Replies

Here's one about living in Maryland: Old Bay  I’m from summer creeksripe with blue streaked crabsMaryland stylethe ones you steam witha dollop of mustard anddustings of Old Bay from a rusty canand…Continue

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Favorite Poem Prompts in School

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jozi McK Nov 14, 2011. 3 Replies

Any ones you have loved? Please share.

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Adopt a School Campaign for LA's Classic Slam

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

What an incredible collection of teen poets throughout the Los Angeles Area-- check out their videos-- their schools are looking to be "adopted".  Please spread the word and give if you can; every dollar counts.

Maya Charisse -- Featured poet

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Check the interview out and then her poems.  Send us a message if you want to be featured.


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Click here to read Sawyer's interview with One Billion Poets:   Sawyer

Comment Wall (23 comments)

At 2:00pm on March 3, 2011, Nicholas Bancks said…
Alexander, I work in an independent school and came across a posting about one billion poets through a listserv that I am on-it looked like a great opportunity for some of our students to become more involved with poetry and take a little more ownership over their writing.
At 6:29pm on March 7, 2011, D'Anthra Adderley said…

You are welcome. My librarian thought that I should join.

At 6:52pm on March 7, 2011, Avital said…
I found out about it from my school librarian. So far it seems like fun!
At 8:30pm on March 7, 2011, Sinai C. said…
Hi, I found out from my school librarian. She said it would be good for poets, so I decided to check it out! :)
At 12:09pm on March 23, 2011, Marti Ingraham Willens said…
looking into having 5-8th students participate in the poetry contest.  .  . should be fun.
At 10:51am on March 24, 2011, Zianna Milito said…
My school librarian emailed me a link to this website.
At 6:18pm on March 24, 2011, Ruchita Patel said…
I heard from my teacher and my teacher told me to put poem on this
At 11:47am on March 28, 2011, Kassidy said…

I heard from my English teacher.

At 10:48pm on March 31, 2011, Olivia P. said…
I did it! :)
At 4:29pm on April 18, 2011, maria clara dias maia said…

I saw it in Maria


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