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IHP Reunion

Dear friends, especially Pearsonites and IHP babies If you have not heard already, there is going to an IHP Reunion September 3-5. Please visit to see the schedule and RSVP. By the way, great website design Patrick Shopen! Yours truly, Peter Hilaire Bloch IHP baby (see all entries under topic IHP)

IHP Reunion: this September

This is probably old news to many of you, but just in case you were unaware, there will be an IHP Reunion late this summer (September 4-5) in Lawrence, Kansas. The event will take place over a few days and will feature A party (of course!) – food, drink, music, and poetry An Extraordinary Form […]

An Arthurian Ballad

After we read Pyle’s first collection of Arthurian tales, I had the students write a ballad on any of the stories from that book.  With a little guidance on form and an example poem to imitate, one boy was able to come up with this in study hall. Sir Pellias and the Red Knight By […]