January 20, 2015 – The Frost Place is pleased to announce the continued partnership with publisher CavanKerry Press in 2015. Since 2012, The Frost Place has partnered with CavanKerry Press to enhance the annual June conference benefitting teachers of all levels.
Held each year in June, the Conference on Poetry and Teaching is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with their peers and with a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels. Over the course of 4½ days, faculty poets share specific, hands-on techniques for teaching poetry. The emphasis is on the reading-conversation- writing-revision cycle, and our teaching approach aligns with the Common Core anchor standards for reading and writing.
Founded in 2000, CavanKerry Press is a not-for-profit literary press dedicated to art and community. Based in New Jersey, their mission is to expand the reach of poetry to a general readership by publishing poets whose works explore the emotional and psychological landscapes of everyday life. To date they have published 73 works from emerging and established writers and have initiated outreach efforts that include thousands of donated titles to numerous organizations, Poetry Heals workshops for medical personnel, and a partnership with New Jersey Poetry Out Loud. For more information visit cavankerrypress.org.
CavanKerry’s Publisher Joan Cusack Handler said, “We are thrilled to continue our support of this scholarship to The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. We believe in supporting important community programs such as New Jersey Poetry Out Loud. We believe in supporting teachers. This scholarship allows us to do both of those things.”
The scholarship is given annually to the teacher of the student winner of the New Jersey Poetry Out Loud contest. The teacher receives a full fellowship to attend The Frost Place’s Conference on Poetry and Teaching, which includes lodging and meals. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. It encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
In addition to the annual scholarship, this year CavanKerry Press is offering discounts on their titles specifically for teachers. This is a great opportunity for teachers to have access to contemporary work to share with students in their classrooms.
To apply to The Frost Place’s Conference on Poetry and Teaching, or to learn more about other opportunities at The Frost Place, please visit: www.frostplace.org, call: 603-823-5510, or email: [email protected]