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The Why and How of Teaching Poetry to Children

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Poetry is our human inheritance. Children deeply know this and learn it avidly and with great pleasure. I have experienced this firsthand in my own children’s lives and in the classical school environment. I will teach what I have done and seen and why it matters. I began doing this as a college student in the late 1980s.

Christine Perrin

Christine Perrin has taught literature and creative writing at Johns Hopkins University, Gordon College’s Orvieto Program, and Messiah College where she is the Director of Writing and a Senior Lecturer. She has taught at SCL, ACCS, Circe, and Kindred conferences. She is the author of The Art of Poetry and a book of poems Bright Mirror published by University of St. Katherine’s Press in 2016. She is married to Christopher Perrin and their children and grandchildren are: Zoe, Scott, Elle, Noah, & Samuel and Owen; her godchildren are Matrona, Grace Catherine, Amelia, Grant Matthew, Catherine, Nora Genevieve, Jesse, & Sophia.