Explore the debate and science of Poetry.

May 12, 2014

Study Finds Poetry Slighted in Common Core English Standards

Sandra Stotsky

Significant overall reduction in time spent on classic literary texts will make it difficult to give poetry the prominence it deserves.

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May 8, 2014

Forget Google, Memorize Poems

Peter Wood

Peter Wood writes on the joys and on the transformational power of poetry memorization.

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February 20, 2014

NAS vs. Nas

Peter Wood

The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is sometimes confused with the hip hop artist and actor, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, widely known as Nas. The mistake is understandable.  Here’s how......

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November 22, 2013

Test Your Knowledge: Hobgoblins and Consistency

Peter Wood

As we enter the last month of the semester, it's almost time for final exams. Here's a literature one for you, written by NAS president Peter Wood.

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September 20, 2013

The Pleasures of Poetry in an Age of Abstraction

Tessa Carter

The case for poetry inside and outside the classroom.

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