I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home

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Vintage Books, 1978 - Aging - 259 pages
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The activist poet-teacher recounts his experiences, and describes his methods for, teaching poetry writing to elderly nursing-home residents and includes a selection of his enthusiastic students' poems

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This book is very sweet and occasionally powerful. I got it just to read the students' poems, but Koch's prose contributions turned out to have some insights and inspirations about teaching writing. I ... Read full review

Review: I never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing to Old People

User Review  - Jimmy - Goodreads

The first chapter about his experiences in the nursing home teaching poetry is worth the price of admission alone. It's funny how it reminded me of high school students who sometimes feel the same way. Read full review

Contents

Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home
5
Poems from Other Workshops
233
The Poets I
256
Copyright

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About the author (1978)

Kenneth Koch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was educated at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Koch has been a faculty member at Columbia since 1959 and is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Koch has written works of fiction, poetry, essays and plays as well as Wishes, Lies and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red, which are books on teaching poetry.

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