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Wednesday, July 26

  1. page TV and Radio edited ... Replogle beams when he thinks of how proud these students are to see their words printed and t…
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    Replogle beams when he thinks of how proud these students are to see their words printed and to read them aloud from a book. "The series has published poems and artwork from 1,500 students. That's a lot of children! Once upon a time, they were happy to find themselves as published poets, applauded at our receptions and celebrated by their communities. Many of those students are now in high school and preparing to go to college. It may not be long until they begin to publish books of their own."
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    poetry books. HerThe interest and enthusiasm shared over the
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  2. page TV and Radio edited ... Our books have been featured in televised reports by the multitalented Kyle Dyer on Channel 9N…
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    Our books have been featured in televised reports by the multitalented Kyle Dyer on Channel 9NEWS. In her first report, four students visited the studio. They read and discussed their poems from Volume Three, The World Is Made Of Thoughts. Here's a photo of Kyle with the students.
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    Dreams and Directions. SheDirections, and also filed
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    DPS Elementary Kids: Published Poets
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    On Wednesday night, there will be a reception at The Tattered Cover Historic LoDo store from 4:30 to 6:30pm. It will be part-poetry reading, part-publishing party. It is going to be an exceptional night for the young first graders from Gust Elementary. After the reception, they'll enjoy the Christmas decorations at The Oxford Hotel and then dine at the Cheesecake Factory, thanks in part to generous donations. It's a delightful read.
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    Poem Knows. She interviewedHere's a photo from Kyle's interview with three students
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    Science Leadership AcademyAcademy, and posted the followingposted online report.
    Denver Kids Become Published Writers
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  3. page TV and Radio edited Sharing Our Poems The publication of our second book, The Place Where Poetry Begins, was celebrate…
    Sharing Our Poems
    The publication of our second book, The Place Where Poetry Begins, was celebrated by a poetry reading at the Children's Department of the central Denver Public Library. This event was covered by Colorado Public Radio in an enjoyable segment by Zachary Barr. It aired on the program Colorado Matters.
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    the studio. EachThey read student and discussed his or her poemtheir poems from Volume
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    The next year, Kyle reported on Volume Four, Dreams and Directions. She also filed a written piece on the Channel 9NEWS website. Here's a photo from that second report, as well as the text report about her visit with our young poets from Gust Elementary.
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  4. page TC Reception, 2011 edited A Poetry Party! Beginning with our second volume, we held an annual reception that was really seve…
    A Poetry Party!
    Beginning with our second volume, we held an annual reception that was really several events combined into one. It was a publishing party, where students and teachers were given their free copies of the hot-off-the-presses book. It was a poetry reading, where children took turns onstage reading their poems to the audience. It was also a book sale, where parents could purchase extra volumes for friends and relatives. It was a celebration, a city-wide poetry party!
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  5. page New Poems edited New Poetry! {Poetry More Poetry Pic.jpg} ... with a poem that she had written. newly-written…
    New Poetry!
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    with a poem that she had written.newly-written poem. It hadn't
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    our book, and shebut the student wondered if
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    no way hertheir poem could
    I consider that student's poem a "new poem." It is so new that it came to me after our most recent book was published, after all. It's a prime contender for our next poetry anthology, but in the meantime you can read it here! Here are other poems, too, that just missed being included. Even though we are able to include several hundred poems in each anthology, there are many more that cannot be included for one reason or another. There could never be a book big enough to hold them all. Luckily, they can be found here instead! Please enjoy these lovely, fun, and remarkable... new poems!
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  6. page Home edited ... This website is all about the elementary poetry anthologies published by Denver Public Schools…
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    This website is all about the elementary poetry anthologies published by Denver Public Schools. There have been six volumes so far, full of wonderful poems and artwork by Denver students from Kindergarten to fifth grade. The most recent volume, Everyone is a Masterpiece, is shown at the top. It features over two hundred poems from schools such as Ashley Elementary, DCIS at Ford, Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Montclair School, Bradley International, and Sabin World School. It has an introduction by Colorado's Poet Laureate, Joseph Hutchison. Copies are available at local bookstores such as The Bookies.
    At this site, you'll find selections from our previous anthologies, photos from various celebrations, and other materials. Just use the menu at left. Thank you for visiting!
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  7. page A Reflection edited ... I'd like to offer my own perspective. After editing six volumes of elementary poetry for Denve…
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    I'd like to offer my own perspective. After editing six volumes of elementary poetry for Denver Public Schools, I've made three discoveries about children, and poetry, and families, and our city. What have I learned?
    First, I've learned that childhood experiences are really, actually, truly universal. I think we all know this, but it's a little less clear how it works. Through these collections of poetry, I've learned that a first grader is able to offer important lessons to a fourth grader, just as a fifth grader has much to share about Kindergarten life. Of course, the rest of us recognize ourselves in the poems of childhood, don't we? Teachers, parents, and relatives - in other words, all of us grown-up children - can still shed a tear or explode into giggles when the right poem comes along. When that happens, we remember how much we have in common, and that's good to remember.
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    that poetry cna brignbrings people together.
    The third observation I'd like to share is that good poetry can be written at any age. Perhaps that goes without saying, but I don't mean it in a merely sentimental way. I mean that in the course of editing these books, I have come upon poems that are so stunning that they are beyond both tears and giggles. You simply have to sit back as they echo within your heart. And then you take a deep breath, and read them again.
    There are poems like that on this site, waiting for you to find them. They have been created by our children and are meant for our city. If you are interested in finding the books themselves, they are on the shelf at each library in every elementary school in Denver.
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  8. page Thanks edited ... The beautiful, sensitive and fun design of each book was created by Scott Johnson of Sputnik D…
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    The beautiful, sensitive and fun design of each book was created by Scott Johnson of Sputnik Designworks. He loves student artwork almost as much as I love student writing!
    I was helped with the Spanish language poems by the considerate and devoted professionals as the DPS Department of Translation and Interpretation Services. Other translation assistance has been provided over the years by Ingrid Yardenay, Travis Bruner, Adriana Santacolama, Sharon Winter, Rick Land, Jennifer Lowell, and Claudia Alvarez.
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    the amazing photographic skillsphotography of my good friend, the ever-talented
    We've had some special introductions written along the line. In Volume Four, my good friends Jonny 5 and Brer Rabbit of The Flobots wrote the introduction. They are both DPS grads, and their band continues to make important contributions to help kids and schools in Denver. The stirring introduction in Volume Six was from Colorado's Poet Laureate, Joseph Hutchison.
    Many of the above individuals were mentioned in thank-yous on the copyright pages, and some were further honored by dedication notices in the books themselves. What about those dedications?
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  9. page Many Receptions, 2017 edited More and More Receptions, 2017 ... families, and teachers, and our teachers. Our sixth book …
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    Here are photos from celebrations at Bradley, Bromwell, and DCIS at Ford - and then photos from gathering at The Bookies.
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