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A virtual 3-day classroom event

Bring poetry to life for your students with our exciting Poetry Month speaker series. Tune in as we chat with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo​ and this year’s four Youth Poet Laureate Finalists—Alyssa Gaines, Jessica Kim, Isabella Ramirez, and Elizabeth Shvarts—as they discuss their journey into poetry, read some of their works, and answer questions from your students. Register for one, two, or all three sessions based on what works for your class!

2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalists Elizabeth Shvarts & Jessica Kim

April 11 at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT | 30 mins

Join this virtual session with your class to hear from Jessica Kim & Elizabeth Shvarts, 2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalists. These speakers will discuss their journey into poetry, read some of their works, and answer questions from your students! Submit questions for these speakers below.

2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalists Alyssa Gaines & Isabella Ramirez

April 13 at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT | 30 mins

Join this virtual session with your class to hear from Alyssa Gaines & Isabella Ramirez, 2022 Youth Poet Laureate Finalists. These speakers will discuss their journey into poetry, read some of their works, and answer questions from your students! Submit questions for these speakers below.

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

April 19 at 1:00pm ET / 10:00am PT | 30 mins

Join this virtual session with your class to hear from Joy Harjo, current U.S. Poet Laureate. Joy will discuss her journey into poetry, read some of her works, and answer questions from your students! Submit questions for these speakers below.

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Read poems from the speakers

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