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The Case for Poetry: An Interview with Kathy Weitz

Vol. 114, Prg. 46–50
January 14–18, 2013

“Poetry is the chosen form for a lot of the foundational literature of Western civilization: certainly the Bible. . . . Homer, and Virgil, and Milton, and many other great literary works were all written in poetic form. . . . Even our own Founding Fathers . . . quote the great and noble poetry of the past.”

Did you know that many of the Founding Fathers were familiar with the classics of poetry? On this week’s edition of Home School Heartbeat, host Mike Smith speaks with Kathy Weitz about cultivating a love for the good, the true, and the beautiful through the study of poetry.

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Teaching Poetry: A Classical Rationale
Making Poetry Fun
Finding Good Poems
Poems: How to Read ’Em; How to Write ’Em
Spiritual Benefits of Poetry

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Kathy Weitz
Kathy Weitz and her husband Rick live in Virginia. She has educated her children at home since 1994, and has graduated her oldest three sons, Joshua, Caleb, and Ethan. Grace, Daniel, and Connor remain at home. Kathy, who holds a B.S. in Home Economics from Virginia Tech, is continuing to pursue a classical education for herself as well as her children, and has developed a passion for Latin and the classics. The Weitz family enjoys practicing hospitality, reading aloud together, and long—and often loud—discussions around the dinner table.

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