Laura Apol is an associate professor at Michigan State University,
where she teaches children's and adolescent literature. She is also a
published poet; she has two full-length collections of her own poetry,
Falling into Grace and Crossing the Ladder of Sun (winner of the
2004 Oklahoma Book Award), and she has edited an award-winning
collection of poetry for children, Learning to Live in the World:
Earth Poems by William Stafford.
"Poetry: The Magic Want for Reading's Ills,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 37:
3, Article 24.