Voice Poetry or Conversation Poems are an engaging form of poetic expression.

  • Good conversations make good poems.

    • People, places, or objects can engage in conversations and dialogues (as in the poem below)



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Poem by Lesile Perfect Ricklin, Middle Level Learning, 2006

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Paul Fleischman has written three books of voice poetry:

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

I am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices

Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices

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Paul Fleischman Official Site


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Teaching Strategies

A Poem for Two Voices from Northern Nevada Writing Project

Two Voice Poems from Washington Central School District


Other Books of Voice Poetry


Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices


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