Poetry Friday: Joyce Carol Thomas

Beginning today, we’ll participate in Poetry Friday every week on the TeachingBooks.net Blog.

Poetry Friday is a blogging community dedicated to sharing poets, poems, and poetry resources online.  We are excited to feature special resources from TeachingBooks.net’s extensive collection of online resources about poetry and poets.

Encountering a poem when it is read aloud by the author can bring a poem to life in a way that the printed words cannot. For example, this week, please relish the sweetness of author and poet Joyce Carol Thomas reading the title poem from her book The Blacker the Berry (Harper, 2008).

Listen to Joyce Carol Thomas reading “The Blacker the Berry”

A favorite line from this poem:

“I am midnight and berries …”

Poetry Friday is hosted at Great Kids Books this week.

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