Operating in California from Del Norte to San Diego, California! 

Poetry Math

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.

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