Writing Haiku and

Other Short Poems

My years in the classroom and my visits to schools have taught me one lesson: Many students (and teachers) are intimidated by writing poems. I also learned that these writers feel more comfortable writing short poems. Which makes sense to me. So, in this book I crammed lots of suggestions for writing poems that can be as short as two lines. Sometimes less is more.

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