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Epistolary Poems for National Poetry Month

Just in time for National Poetry Month this April, Montana Poet Laureate Melissa Kwasny is offering a "letter poem exchange" with interested teachers and students around the state.

With this interesting twist on the pen pal concept, Kwasny will email participating teachers an epistolary poem to be shared with students. The letter will include suggestions and assignments for student responses, including sample letter poems by other poets and quotations and ideas about writing itself.

An epistolary poem is a poem that is written in the form of a letter. Examples are Montana poet Richard Hugo's l...