Feed the Dream: The Palmetto Poets' Place

A central part of the mandate of the Poetry Initiative is to reach school-aged children with the passion and appreciation of poetry.

By combining research, training, extensive workshops and events with young people, residencies in schools, participation in writing programs in schools and community organizations, running writing camps, sponsoring and judging contests, serving as consultants for school media centers and teachers, and by conducting in-service workshops with teachers and administrators, the Poetry Initiative reaches thousands of young people each year with the message that an appreciation of poetry can enhance their education and the quality of their lives.

The work of the Initiative in this arena is spear-headed by the dynamic and experienced Split P Soup.

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