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Immersed In Verse: Diving Into Poetry

Immersed In Verse: Diving Into Poetry
Allan performs poetry from memory mixing traditions of theatre, slam-style spoken word, audience participation, and Appalachian storytelling. Students will experience poetry from a wide variety of styles and subjects both original and from the classics of poetry. Wolf performs humorous and factual songs about poets such as Emily Dickinson or Edgar Allan Poe. Wolf encourages students to be aware of the poems lurking at their elbows through their powers of observation and imagination while speaking to students about the joys of writing and living the poet's life.

Artist Background

Author, poet, performer & educator Allan Wolf holds a Masters degree from VA Tech where he taught composition. He was Educational Director for Poetry Alive! & now works performing poetry for all ages, training teachers & students & writing books for youth. Conducting more than 100 programs each year, he's a veteran traveler through the diverse worlds of poetry w/literally 100s of original & classic poems committed to memory. Author of 8 books, his writing has earned many honors: School Library Journal Best Books, ALA Best Book & IRA Children's Book Award. His books have been selected by Scholastic Book Club, Scholastic Book Fair & Children's Book of the Month Club. Wolf was also a finalist for the SE Booksellers' Association Poetry Award.

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