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Doing Poetry Right; VIDEO 23 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Renée La Tulippe as she tells us about Doing Poetry Right!


Renée LaTulippe is a former English/theater/public speaking teacher and wannabe starlet. She is now a children's writer who composes poems for her video blog, No Water River, where she also features videos of renowned children's poets reading their own work. Renée is also the editor at All About Learning Press, for whom she co-authors pre-reading books and early readers, including Lizard Lou: a collection of rhymes old and new, and blogs on language and grammar (often under the guise of her alter ego, the Chipmunk of Doom). Renée holds a BFA in acting/directing from Marymount Manhattan College and an MA in English Education from New York University. She lives in Italy with her husband and twin toddler boys.


In "Doing Poetry Right," Renée tells us that poetry is meant to be read aloud, but most people -- including some teachers -- are afraid of it or simply don't know how to appreciate it. Focusing on reading/performing poetry out loud knocks poetry off its pedestal and makes it accessible and fun for everyone. Renée includes her top tips for bringing a poem to life (e.g., playing with language, character, diction, gesture, etc.), along with a lot of warm encouragement. Let's get out of our seats and start sharing poetry!

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