Teaching Poetry in Schools began as a course offered in the English department and we are proud to continue facilitating poetry exploration in the local elementary schools through the volunteer program. Our members teach lessons weekly in third, forth, and fifth grade classrooms in Waterville, Winslow, and Benton. Lessons range from topics like dreaming to poetic devices such as metaphor and simile; students work as a whole class, small groups, and individually to examine, write, and share poetry. After only a few months, our volunteers have noticed students’ imaginations open and willingness to take risks expand.