Georgia Heard

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Georgia Heard is an internationally recognized author, presenter and consultant. Thousands of educators and writers have listened to Georgia speak of her passion for literacy and writing. After receiving her MFA in poetry from Columbia University, she co-founded the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in New York City. She is the author of 18 books including Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards (Scholastic), and Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School (Heienmann)which was cited by Instructor magazine as one of the 12 books every teacher should read. She has also published several children’s poetry books including Creatures of Earth, Sea and Sky: Animal Poems (WordSong/Boyds Mills Press), The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems (Roaring Brook/Macmillan) which received a CCBC Choice Award and Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a forthcoming collection entitled Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two Or More Voices (WordSong/Boyds Mills Press). Follow Georgia on Twitter: @georgiaheard1