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A Conversation with the National Student Poets

Date: April 14, 2016

Summary: We celebrated National Poetry Month (April) by inviting the 2015 class of National Student Poets to talk about poetry and their year of service as literary ambassadors, as well as read some of their original work.


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Anna Lance — a 2015 National Student Poet and senior at West High School in Anchorage, Alaska:

In the interest of making poetry accessible to everybody and something we all can relate to, I think it is important to shift the focus of poetry teaching away from the author's intended meaning."

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