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Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard has published two children's poetry books and was a contributor to Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets, compiled by Paul B. Janeczko. She is also the author of three books on teaching and writing poetry.

As a writer, a poet, and a founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Georgia Heard continues to bring a poet's ear and a teacher's know-how to every aspect of writing instruction. Her latest books, The Revision Toolbox, Second Edition and Finding the Heart of Nonfiction, take their place alongside essential resources such as the Heinemann titles Writing Toward Home; and Awakening the Heart which Instructor Magazine called one of its 12 Books Every Teacher Should Read. Georgia is also a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services.

At the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Georgia worked for seven years as Senior Staff Developer in New York City schools. Today she travels the U.S. and the world as a consultant, visiting author, and keynote speaker in school districts and conferences. In addition to her Heinemann professional books, Georgia is the coauthor of Climb Inside a Poem, classroom materials from Heinenann-Firsthand. She is also the author of the professional titles Poetry Lessons to Meet the Common Core Standards and A Place for Wonder as well as children's literature such as Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems.

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