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Numbers are Poetry

498 poets,
1,000 days, 3,000 classrooms, 4,000 hours.
Affecting 400,000 students.
Thatʼs a lot of poetry since 1998.

~ From acceptance speech,
2009 KCTS Golden Apple Awards


Engage. Inspire. Transform

Every year, the Skagit River Poetry Foundation provides contracted professional, published poets to 200 classrooms to serve in five-day residencies. Students in those classrooms, Grade 2 to Grade 12, learn how to read, write, and perform poetry through these master artists. These poets also model instructional strategies and prepare a bank of poetry lessons for teachers. We currently serve seven rural school di