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Magnetic Poetry
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CompanyMagnetic Poetry
CountryUnited States
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Magnetic Poetry is a toy and creative writing aid consisting of individual words—often related to a particular theme or topic—printed on small magnets which can be creatively arranged into poetry on a refrigerator or other metal surface.[1] The informality and spontaneity Magnetic Poetry has endeared it to educators in creative writing.[2]

Magnetic Poetry was invented by Dave Kapell, who has since published a number of books describing the use of the kit and anthologizing poems produced with it.[3][4]

See also

  • Vocabularyclept poetry


  1. Truong, Khai N.; Huang, Elaine M.; Abowd, Gregory D. (2004). "CAMP: A Magnetic Poetry Interface for End-User Programming of Capture Applications for the Home". Nottingham: Springer. pp. 143–160. 
  2. Vardell, Sylvia M. (2006). Poetry Aloud Here!: Sharing Poetry with Children in the Library. American Library Association. 
  3. Kapell, Dave; Steenland, Steenland (1998). The Kids' Magnetic Poetry Book and Creativity Kit. Workman Publishing Company, Inc.. 
  4. Kapell, Dave; Steenland, Steenland (1997). The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry: An Anthology of Magnetic Poems from the Refrigerator Doors of America Plus a Poetry Primer and Portable Word Pack. Workman Publishing Company, Inc.. 

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