Poetry Alive!®’s high-energy assembly shows are presented by a team of two professional performers. Student audiences range from kindergarten through the university level. A typical 35-50 minute show includes 20-25 poems tailored to fit the ages and interests of the audience. Shows include poems addressing cultural diversity, including poems with African, African-American, Asian, European, Latino, Middle Eastern, Native American themes and authors. The poems, memorized and performed theatrically, are found in popular textbooks and anthologies. Our shows change each year and the current year show list is sent out in advance of the visit. Special requests are honored when possible. Adult performances are also available.
Both in-person and virtual (live and pre-recorded) options are available for this program.
Poetry Alive!® is the Reading, Writing and Performing Connection!® Poetry Alive!® empowers educators to prepare 21st Century learners with critical thinking activities, in-depth analysis, and communication skills. It partners with educators to prepare students to thrive in the interconnected and diverse world community. Enhance your Common Core curriculum with Poetry Alive! performances and workshops! Our high-energy performances and interactive workshops provide students with a more in-depth exploration of literary analysis, and writing and speaking skills. Let us help your school integrate the new Common Core curriculum standards in an entertaining and inspiring way.