What is poetry?
Ask five poets and you’ll likely get five definitions. Dave Lucas, a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University and the former poet laureate of Ohio, says: “Poetry is that place where language is pleasure and not just communication. It’s not just a hammer; it’s a hammer that we also love to look at and we love to use.” It’s pretty simple. Poetry is music. It’s about playing with language and sound. And kids love to play.
The following are PDF documents about poetry to download and share: