World Poetry

1 Feb

I am on a mission this year to broaden my students’ understanding of literature.  I want them to understand that literature extends beyond the canon, is created across the globe, and is being constantly produced.

In pursuit of poetry through which to illustrate this point I happened upon an interactive poetry map.  My clicking on a continent, you can access a selection of poems composed by poets who hail from that area.  As one of the purposes of this interactive poetry map project is to preserve endangered languages, poems are provided in the original language of composition and in English translation.

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