Poet Show It Episode 8 No Rules Just Tools

There are NO RULES in poetry. You can write what you want, how you want, where you want! But there are some useful tools that can help make your poems more powerful…

In this episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates poems from four incredible poets as they each use some poetry tools especially well.

Poems:
Pop’s Penguin Picture by KC Miller
My Playset by Parker
Our Pet by Sydney & Rachel
Fishy by Aaron

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Poet Show It Episode 7 Celebrate What's Great

Taking the time to celebrate the things we enjoy can be super powerful – it puts us in a great mood, gives us lots of poetry ideas, and it can be REALLY FUN!

In this episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates poems from four incredible poets as they each celebrate something in their life that they love!

Poems:
Pink Blankie by Sophie
Bike Ride by Gabes
Dogs and Cats by V
Candy by Cloudy

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Poet Show It Episode 6 Trueness and Newness

There is something magical about the “Aha!” moment, the moment we learn something new and it just clicks. Poetry is an amazing tool for gifting those moments to people.

In this episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates poems from four incredible poets as they each deliver a fresh perspective, and maybe an “Aha!” moment, through their writing.

Poems:
The View From My Throat by Emma – 4:30
Minecraft by Peter – 7:27
Spring by Ellie – 9:12
An Overactive Imagination by Caitlin – 10:58

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Poet Show It Episode 5 Better Together

Being “together” involves so much more than just being in the same place, whether that’s hanging out together, working together, or playing in band together.

In this episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates poems from four incredible poets as they each explore what it means to them (and how it makes them feel) to be together.

Poems:
Dolls by Annalise
Alone By The Phone by Noelle
I Love My School by Liv
Summer by Lily

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Poet Show It Episode 4 Range Of Change

Change can happen in a lot of different ways, but one thing is for sure – it’s going to happen. In this episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates poems from three incredible poets as they each talk about change in their own unique way!

Poems:
Caterpillars by Aubrey Mae
Easter 2020 by Luca
My Loose Tooth by Maisie
Crazy Soccer Ball by Sash

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Stretch Wide Inside | Poet, Show It! #3

We’re all a little cramped right now, but it helps to stretch and make room to feel all of our emotions. In this episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates poems from three incredible poets as they take us on an emotional journey from dealing with being #SafeInside to appreciating our strange friends!

Special thanks to Dan Dabrowski and Lake Orion Community Schools for making this possible. The amazing students of Lake Orion sent a boatload of awesome poems over the past week, and more of them will continue to be featured in upcoming episodes.

Poems Featured:
The Call by Brock
I Feel Happy by PD
My Feeling Poem by Lukas
My Friends by Jude

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If everything we do is a response to something else, then the way we respond to things shows the world who we are!

In this episode of Poet, Show It!, poet Phillip Van Wagoner celebrates poems from four incredible poets as they show us how to use poetry to respond, either to an author, or to each other, or even within the same poem!

Special thanks to Dan Dabrowski and Lake Orion Community Schools for making this possible. The amazing students of Lake Orion sent a boatload of awesome poems over the past week, and more of them will continue to be featured in upcoming episodes.

Poems Featured:
If You Give A Mouse A Bed by Nikita
Silly Fruit by Kylie
Robot Boy by Ethan
Cupcake by Leah

Beginning anything is difficult. We don’t know what people will think, or if we’ll be good at it – but that’s also what makes it so special. The only way to find out what’s going to happen is to start!

In the pilot episode of Poet, Show It!, Phil celebrates three incredible poems from three incredible poets, all highlighting the value of creativity and imagination!

Special thanks to Dan Dabrowski and Lake Orion Community Schools for making this possible. The amazing students of Lake Orion sent a boatload of awesome poems over the past week, and more of them will continue to be featured in upcoming episodes.

Poems Featured In Episode 1:
Pencils by Miyu
Imagination by Nicholas
Roses Are Red by Bboy


“Hi friends. I’m Phil, and I’m a poet, just like you.”

What more needs to be said? I couldn’t be more excited to launch the first episode of a series dedicated to celebrating all of the incredible young poets out there.

Let me know if you check it out, and if you know any incredible poets with something special to share, I hope you’ll check out the submission page above. “See you next time, and until then, keep writing!”

I’m incredibly excited to announce that I will be collaborating with Lake Orion Community Schools to kick off Poet, Show It!, a new series made specifically to highlight all of the incredible poets out there – like you, and you, and YOU.

I started the channel very recently, while author visits and readings are not possible, in an effort to find an engaging way to reach out to students. It will feature videos with me reading my own poetry (Phil Writes Poems), poetry tips and tools (Poetry Workshop) and of course, Poet, Show It!

The show is a natural extension of my annual digital author visits with the 2nd graders at Stadium Drive Elementary in Lake Orion, MI – and I can’t wait to start reading!

Students, with their parents’ help, can submit their poems HERE

https://www.lakeorionschools.org/default-post-page/~board/1-elementary-wide-news/post/poet-phillip-van-wagoner-to-virtually-collaborate-with-locs-elementary-students