Allan Wolf, an award-winning poet and master presenter, performs poetry from memory mixing theatre, music, and audience participation. Students will experience contemporary and classic poetry in a wide variety of styles and subjects. With nearly a thousand poems committed to memory, Wolf is able to tailor his content and approach to suit nearly any audience and any occasion. Perfect for kicking off a poetry unit or to celebrate National Poetry Month. Wolf gives students an opportunity to meet a real working author while learning how we transform words into poetry and how poems transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Wolf’s latest book is a collection of poems about space, just in time for the 50th Anniversary of the Landing on the Moon.
Both in-person and virtual (live and pre-recorded) options are available for this program.
Two time winner of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, Allan Wolf is the author of picture books, poetry, and young adult novels. Booklist has named his historical verse novel, The Watch That Ends the Night, one of “The 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.” Also a skilled and seasoned performer of 25 years, Allan Wolf’s dynamic author talks and poetry presentations for all ages are meaningful, educational, and unforgettable. With nearly a thousand poems committed to memory, Florida Reading Quarterly calls Wolf “the gold standard of performing poetry.” Wolf has an MA in English from Virginia Tech where he also taught. He moved to North Carolina to become artistic director of the touring group Poetry Alive!