In this episode we sit down with poet, Lindsay Young, and explore all the ways poetry can come alive in the classroom and the benefits it brings. Lindsay highlights how poetry is an amazing creative outlet for students. It can support students in working through their emotions and stories by attaching them to words and providing a space for reflection. We also connect how this medium can enhance the learning environment and provide ways teachers can begin using this medium in their classroom.
Lindsay Young is a poet from Long Island, New York. Lindsay was crowned a 2018 NUPIC (National Underground Poetry Individual Competition) Co-Champion. She is the author of “Salt to Taste” and “In Your Absence”, which was the winner of the 3rd Annual Backbone Press Chapbook Competition in 2021. She currently works as a freelance poet and workshop facilitator, and is getting her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University.
Intro Song: Poet's Row, Young Bones