So how many of you know teachers?
One of the ways we can reintroduce enjoyable poetry to the mass of readers is through schools. Most schools I know of encourage their teachers to put a "what is Mr. So and So reading?" spot on their walls or bulletin boards, etc. From experience as a teacher, kids even ask to borrow such books -- especially if they're reviewed or rated.
So what's a good book of (dare we hope narrative) contemporary verse we can get into the hands of teachers (and by extension, kids)?
How do we get it to them? MLA conference?
Note: my wife is now reading the Madeline books to our daughters -- those are books of poetry. . .