Free Webinar—Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos on May 19, 4-5 ET

This post is by Anne Holmes of the Library of Congress

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Alberto Ríos

Alberto Ríos

Join us for a compelling conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos as he reads and discusses his poetry. With educator Melissa Alter Smith, Ríos will discuss the power of teaching poetry and the work of living poets.

Ríos’ latest collection of poems is Not Go Away Is My Name. A National Book Award finalist, Ríos has taught at Arizona State University since 1982. He is Arizona’s inaugural poet laureate, a recent chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.

Facilitator Melissa Alter Smith is the creator of #TeachLivingPoets. She is also a North Carolina English Teachers Association Executive Board member and a high school English teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina.

This session is co-hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

You can register here.

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This post is by Lee Ann Potter, the director of the Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives office at the Library of Congress. Both of my children are graduating this spring—my son from college and my daughter from high school!  As I think about how the time has flown, I am also imagining the adventures that […]