Georgia Heard

Bringing Poetry into Everyday Life

Biography

Georgia Heard received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in New York City. She currently travels through the U.S. and the world presenting keynotes and workshops on writing.

She is the author of seven books including:
Finding the Heart of Nonfiction: Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor Texts
Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core State Standards
A Place for Wonder: Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades (co-authored with Jennifer McDonough)
Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School which was cited by Instructor Magazine as one of the 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read.

She is also the author of several children's books including her two latest:
The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems
Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems

She lives with her husband and son on Singer Island, Florida.