Collection Spotlight: Poetry for All & Remembering Dr. Carl Leggo

Our new “Poetry for All” Collection Spotlight is up.  Stop by and sign out a book of poetry!

Included in the Spotlight is a section on the works of Dr. Carl Leggo.  Dr. Leggo was a poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia.  He recently passed away in March.  A selection of his books, and books that his works have appeared in, have been included in the Collection Spotlight.

Did you know April is National Poetry Month?

Connecting poetry to the BC curriculum:

“Through their study of language and texts, students have opportunities to develop a lifelong love of reading, writing, and learning and an appreciation for the power, beauty, joy, and artistry of language and texts” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

“Students are expected to…appreciate the power, beauty, and artistry of language and texts and their impact on personal, social, and cultural life” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

Big Ideas:
“Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.”
“Playing with language helps us discover how language works.”

Students are expected to know:

  • Different forms of stories and texts, including poems
  • Literary and poetic devices
  • How to think critically, creatively, and reflectively about a range of texts, including poems