Scholarship — Writing/Poetry

Selected Scholarship — Writing/Poetry

Apol, L. (2017). Writing poetry in Rwanda: A means for better listening, understanding, processing, and responding. Journal of Poetry Therapy: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, Research and Education, 30 (2), 71-83. Online 2016:

Apol, L. Making poetry their own: The evolution of poetry education. The Conversation, March 2017.

Apol, L. & Macaluso, K. (2016). Using the Author-Out writing workshop to counter students’ assumptions and anxieties about reading and writing poetry. English Journal, 105 (6), 31-36.

Apol, L. (2014). Language lessons: Poems from Rwanda. Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 10 (1), 1-17.

Certo, J.L., Apol, L., Wibbens, E., & Hawkins, L. (2012). Living the Poet’s Life: Using an Aesthetic Approach to Poetry to Enhance Preservice Teachers’ Poetry Experiences and Dispositions. English Education, 44(2), 102-146.

Certo, J., Apol, L., Yoon, S., & Wibbens, E.  (2010).  The Most Neglected of the Neglected R: Poetry Research We Have; Poetry Research We Need.  In G. Troia, R. Shankland & A. Heinz (Eds.), Writing Research in Classroom Practice. New York: Guilford Press, (275-289).

Apol, L. & Certo, J. (2010). A burgeoning field or a sorry state: U.S. poetry for children, 1800-present.  In S. Wolf, K. Coats, P. Encisco & C. Jenkins (Eds.), Handbook of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. New York: Routledge Press.

Apol, L. (2005). Poetry: The magic wand for reading ills. The State of Reading in the State of Michigan 37 (2), 61-62.

Apol, L. (2002). Why Stafford? Why Children? Why Poems?  English Quarterly, 32 (1 & 2), 3-8.

Apol, L. (2002). “What do we do if we don’t do haiku?” Seven suggestions for writers and teachers.  English Journal, 91 (3), 89-97.

Apol, L. & Kambour, T. (1999). Telling stories through writing and dance.  Language Arts, 77 (2), 106-117.

Apol, L. & Harris, J. (1999). Joyful noises: Creating poems for voices and ears.  Language Arts, 76 (4), 314-322.

Apol-Obbink, L. (1990). The primacy of poetry: Oral culture and the young child. The New Advocate, 3, 227-234.