A. K. Toney
At Reading Is Poetry we believe one should
"Read to write... Then write yr story".
Proud Advocates of Poetic License
The Reading Is Poetry organization is dedicated to improving reading and writing comprehension, language skills, critical thinking, self-esteem and more importantly enhancing expression through verse. Through poetry workshops we help students of all ages learn the meaning and importance of words. We find many students will not read or write due to their poor spelling ability. The use of Poetic License allows the student to use abbreviation or phonetic spelling within poetry. This tool encourages students to write regardless of their ability to spell or reading level.
The Reading Is Poetry organization is focusing on being a catalyst for change in the Inner-city schools and for at-risk youth who normally could not afford these services. A Reading Is Poetry Workshop is designed to empower at-risk students to develop abilities to find conflict resolution, self-worth, collaboration and other skills to discover other options in handling difficult and challenging situations.