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Teaching Amanda Gorman's Poetry Shows Why Spoken Word Belongs in School

Amanda Gorman's Poetry Shows Why Spoken Word Belongs in School

The country was captivated by Amanda Gorman as she read her poem during President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Her words, her presence, her emotion, her yellow coat—it was something most of us won’t soon forget. But what does it mean for spoken word poetry in schools? Will it change the way we think about and interact with poetry in schools?

Kathleen M. Alley Associate Professor of Literacy, Mississippi State University, Mukoma Wa Ngugi Associate Professor of literatures in English, Cornell University, Wendy R. Williams Assistant Professor of English, Arizona State University
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Why should students learn spoken word poetry in school?


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