Awakening the Heart, Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School
. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 1999.
This book has great ideas for activities for students to create, inspire and read poetry.
Concerning the Spiritual in Art
. New York: Dover Publications, 1977
This book focuses on Kandinsky's inspiration of music, and his connections to other disciplines and to spirituality. A very interesting read and contains great insight into the world of this artist.
Side by Side
. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2008
This is a great book that contains poems and the artworks they were written about next to them, in both the language they were originally written in as well as English translation.
Leonard Cohen & Henry Matisse.
Dance Me to the End of Love
. New York: Welcome Enterprises, Inc., 1995
I put this in the teacher resources because it is not appropriate for middle school students, as there are many nude figures. The poetry, however, is beautiful.
For the Good of the Earth and Sun
. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 1989.
This book seems a bit outdated, but still contains a very in-depth understanding of the teaching of poetry to young students.