In the Spotlight

A Mind of Winter

A sampling of poetry to keep you warm throughout the season. 

Winter Scenes

Chicago and December by W.S. DiPiero -- I walk north across/the river, Christmas lights/crushed on skyscraper glass

I Know, I Remember, But How Can I Help You by Hayden Carruth -- proud to share/the silent magnetic storm that destroys the stars

The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens -- And, nothing himself, beholds/Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

The Snow-Storm by Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,/Arrives the snow

Snow Day by Billy Collins -- Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,/its white flag waving over everything

Snowy Owl Near Ocean Shores by Duane Niatum -- His head a swivel of round glances,/his eyes a deeper yellow than the winter sun,

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost -- The only other sound’s the sweep/Of easy wind and downy flake.   


Winter Love

The Snow Is Deep on the Ground by Kenneth Patchen -- Who made the snow waits where love is.

Snowflake by William Baer -- whirling about in a swirling free-/for-all, appearing aimless, just like love

Winter Remembered by John Crowe Ransom -- A cry of Absence, Absence, in the heart,/And in the wood the furious winter blowing.


Childhood Winter

A Country Boy in Winter by Sarah Orne Jewett -- So clear the road! the fastest sled/There is in school I boast.

Ice by Gail Mazur -- In the warming house, children lace their skates,/bending, choked, over their thick jackets.

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden -- Sundays too my father got up early/and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,




Poetry Out Loud: Vegas Style

Are you planning on going to the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Las Vegas this year?  If so, make sure you stop by the Poetry Out Loud Booth in the Exhibit Hall. We will be in booth 525 handing out free POL swag and answering any and all questions about the program. Also, please feel free to stop by and tell us how we're doing; we are always eager to hear your suggestions! 

The NCTE is offering a new perk for convention goers this year: Download the NCTE 2012 app at Mark the sessions you want to attend and the exhibitor booths you don't want to miss (POL booth 525!). 

Poetry Out Loud Booth 525

MGM Grand Hotel Convention Center

Friday, November 16, 12-6 pm

Saturday, November 17, 9 am-5 pm

Sunday, November 18, 9 am-1 pm