Joy Harjo, American poet, is born

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Elizabeth Alexander, American poet and playwright, is born

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Adrienne Su, American poet, born

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  • Corbin Harney Water Song

    Created September 27, 2016
  • “Remember” by Joy Harjo, video

    Created September 27, 2016
  • “Remember” by Joy Harjo

    Created September 27, 2016
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    This lesson plan is the ninth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series.  It provides a video recording of the poet, Joy Harjo, reading the poem “Remember.” The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.

    Ovid, Roman poet, born

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    March 20, 43 B.C.E.
  • “Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco. Video

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  • “Translation for Mamá” by Richard Blanco

    Created August 8, 2016
    Richard Blanco

    This lesson plan is the eighth in the “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” series. It provides a video recording of the poet, Richard Blanco, reading the poem “Translation for Mamá.” The companion lesson contains a sequence of activities for use with secondary students before, during, and after reading to help them enter and experience the poem.