The Profound Power of Poetry: Podcast Episode 299

Dec 08, 2021 | Posted by the IEW Blog Team

Can you recall the missing words to this nursery rhyme? If you aren’t certain, you can check the image.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a ______,

Humpty Dumpty had a great ______;

All the King’s horses, and all the King’s men

Cannot put Humpty Dumpty together ______.


For many people, the words to this verse will roll off their tongues even if it’s been years since they’ve last encountered it. That long-term recall ability is one example of the profound power that poetry imparts, and it’s what Andrew Pudewa and Julie Walker discuss in this week’s podcast, Episode 299.

Why is it that poetry has such a positive impact on our lives? What are the ways in which we engage with poetry? How can we draw our students into the joy that poetry imparts? During the podcast Andrew and Julie touch on the importance of appreciating poetry in reading and listening, the value of sharing poetry with others, and the delight in creating poetry of our own.

It’s an enlightening podcast that celebrates the cultural relevance of poetry in our lives. Be sure to listen in!


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