Potato Hill Poetry

Poetry Belongs to Us All

“My son, Daniel, attended Andrew Green's poetry workshop in third grade at Russell Street School last month.  The next day, he wrote 9 poems.  He has been carrying about a journal to write them when the thought strikes him.  Given the fact that my son had struggled to learn to read and had been a reluctant writer, we couldn't be more delighted!”
-Holly Ballard, Speech Therapist, Middle and High School, Littleton, MA

Andrew Green is a poet, writer and teacher. While teaching English in the Vermont public school system, he discovered a need for teachers and students to share and learn about poetry together. Potato Hill Poetry, founded in 1995, is a realization of that need.

For the past 20 years Mr. Green has conducted thousands of workshops and residencies for teachers and students in schools throughout the country. He is the editor of The Potato Hill Poetry Handbook and co-editor of The Portfolio Sourcebook. He directs a creative writing program in the summer in Natick, MA where he lives.

His poems and essays have appeared in the…
Christian Science Monitor, English Journal, New England Review, The New York Times, Vermont Life Magazine, and Yankee Magazine

Andrew Green’s Teaching and Writing Experience Include the Following:

Founder: Potato Hill Poetry: Organization dedicated to promoting poetry and writing in schools throughout the country.
Publisher & Editor: Potato Hill Poetry Magazine.
Poetry Consultant: Workshops, Performances, and Residencies: K-12: USA.
Writing Consultant: Vermont Department of Education.
National Presenter: Portfolios and Writing Workshops. USA/Canada.
Network Leader: Vermont Portfolio Project, Dept. of Education.
Writing Instructor: Chittenden Community Correctional Ctr., VT.
Writing Instructor: Vermont Community College, Middlebury, VT.
English Teacher: Mt. Abraham Union High School, Bristol, VT.
Reporter: Valley Voice: Weekly newspaper in Middlebury, VT.
English Teacher: Canaan Memorial High School, Canaan, VT

Prizes, Honors, Fellowships:
Finalist Award, Non-fiction, Vermont Council of the Arts.
Fellowship Award, Bread Loaf Graduate School of English.
Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award, Educational Press.
Poetry Slam Championship Award, Natick, MA.

B.S. Ed. University of Vermont
M.A. English, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College

“Thank you for believing in open-ended choice, for believing that kids have their own stories to tell—no gimmicks needed. The day flew by — very useful, very inspiring, very entertaining!”
-Carol Brennan, Middle School Teacher, Trumball, CT.

“Fabulous ideas! I can’t wait to work with my 3rd graders.”
-Melissa ten Berge, Elementary Teacher, Huntington, CA

“This was fun, plain and simple. You are funny, a natural teacher, and quite simply, a genius.”
-Karen Livsey, Middle School Teacher, Warwick, RI