Operating in California from Del Norte to San Diego, California!
124 Poet-Teachers delivering
9,360,000 poetry minutes in
6 sessions on average of
60 minutes per session for
28,000+ students in 2017
60,0000 classrooms served
13,000+ schools creating over
6,000,000 poems in
54 years since 1964
Watch Poet-Teacher Amanda Chiado tell the story of how one of her 4th grade students (a selective mute) came to write the poem, "Toss Me Into The Leaves."
Watch Poet-Teacher Jim Cartwright talk about the lesson that helped his El Salvadorian student, Danny, write his way through a painful childhood memory.
Watch Poet-Teacher Dan Levinson support his second grade student in reading an original heart poem. (Ridgewood School, Eureka)
Watch student poet Greer Nakadegawa-Lee read her poem, "Different," at our 2016 Symposium.
Enjoy this fun-filled video of
California Poets in the Schools
at the 2016 San Mateo Maker Faire!
Watch Poet-Teacher Jahan Khalighi, with an excerpt from his poem, "We Should Dance," and a short talk on the value of poetry.