Iowa Council of Teachers of English

Episode 3

Poetry in Motion: Celebrating #NaPoMo | Episode 3 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 3 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes


Molly Pierce teaches English 9 and Advanced English 10 at Dowling Catholic High School. She is happy to be back in the Hawkeye State!

A special thanks to Allison Berryhill and Haley Moehlis for sharing poems for inclusion in this month’s episode.


Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Get Lit Rising by Diane Luby Lane and the Get Lit Players

Click this link to see Khamal Iwuanyanwu perform his original poem, “Sepia” – one of my favorites from Get Lit Rising.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth

Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

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Episode 3