We can't think of a better way to celebrate April as National Poetry Month than by encouraging you to read the work of one of our own City Dads Group members.Ben Berman, a member of our Boston Dads Group, recently had published his second collection of verse. Figuring in the Figure (Able Muse Press) covers many topics in its 88 pages but the final section of the book covers fatherhood, including birthing and baby care classes, the arrival of his child, and those first precious months of life. His work, including the non-parenting poems, is filled with wry humor and familiar scenes like … [Read more...]
Ninth graders at Capital High School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had the opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking poetry program sponsored by Reel Fathers, an organization that engages with the community to build stronger relationships through a dynamic use of film, story and creative expression.
Poet mentors worked with students to write and perform poems that explore the lightness, darkness, absence, and presence of fathers and father figures.
On the latest Modern Dads Podcast, Reel Fathers founder Allan Shedlin and … [Read more...]
I am a big fan of both poetry and children, and now is the time to celebrate them both -- April is National Poetry Month! To help parents, I've compiled some excellent web resources for children's poetry (reading and writing) below.Also here's one of my favorite poems ever: Eating Poetry by Mark Strand. Mark passed away last year, but this poem of his lives on, and it is a great reminder of the joy of reading (and eating) poetry. Eating Poetry is one of the first poems I remember reading and completely loving. It makes several leaps of metaphor that just make perfect sense to me, and it has … [Read more...]