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Celebrating Voices: International Poetry 

In researching our institution's connection to poetry, I am interested to learn¬†that Professor Allan Abbott (1886-1956) sought to inspire reform in the teaching of English by encouraging¬†teachers to tailor their selection of literature to student interests. Interestingly, he co-authored with M.R. Tribue, of the University of North Carolina,¬†A Measure of Ability to Judge Poetry: …

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Today in History: William Wordsworth Is Born 

OH there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky. Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come To none more grateful than to me; escaped From the vast city, where I …

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