Writing and Teaching from the Heart


Georgia Heard is the co-author of a new book of poems A Field Guide to the Heart: Poems of Love, Comfort and Hope (forthcoming) and editor of The Woman In This Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry (Plumleaf Press). Her poems and essays have been included in many journals and magazines. Her newest children’s poetry books are My Thoughts Are Clouds: Poems for Mindfulness (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan) and Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two Or More Voices (Boyds Mills & Kane). She has taught at Poet’s House, Teachers College, Columbia University, Gothenburg University, and elsewhere around the world. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Writers’ Workshop.


In addition, she is an internationally recognized expert in the teaching of writing and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She works as a literacy consultant in schools and districts around the world, and is a long time staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Georgia is the author of dozens books on teaching writing including Finding the Heart of Nonfiction: Teaching 7 Essential Craft Tools with Mentor TextsThe Revision ToolboxAwakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School and Heart Maps: Helping Students Create and Craft Authentic Writing.

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Please email Georgia Heard at Heard_Georgia@yahoo.com (Note: There is an underscore between Heard and Georgia)

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