Many of my students enjoy writing poetry. Its lack of structure is freeing, and it’s a wonderful outlet for self-reflection for them. Here are a 5 poems I found about dyslexia. The poets are not famous, but they do articulate their feelings about dyslexia in eloquent, relatable ways.
- My Dyslexia, by Kenjli
- Dyslexia and Me, by Natalie Davies
- A Boy Sits, by Oscar Kowkolski
- Reading is, by Brigid Davidson
- The Gift, Dyslexia Blueprint, and Mt. Dyslexia, each for a fundraiser for “Dyslexiaville”
Poetry is not only an outlet for some students. For some, it can be a career! Pulitzer Prize winning Philip Schultz is an author and poet with dyslexia. Read about his poetry, progress, and process on the New York Times.