Vicky Edmonds is a poet and a teacher who uses the written and spoken word to bring the deepest and most authentic parts of ourselves to the page into the world. Over the last 32 years she has worked in hundreds of facilities at the elementary, middle and high school levels, with at-risk populations, arts organizations, teachers and parenting groups.

Her published books include Inside Voices, used to the dark, once drunk / opening, unpredictable as breathing, lucid moments, and the first two volumes of the “Writes of Passage” series. She has also been published in numerous other books in anthologies nationally, and has compiled over 250 chapbooks of poetry of the children and at-risk youth she has taught.

Vicky has hosted a series of radio shows on using poetry as a healing tool and has presented at conferences for the National Association for Poetry Therapy as well as both the National and International Expressive Arts Therapy Associations. Her “Invisible Beauties” classes and workshops are devoted to helping people of all ages use poetry to try to better understand all the mysteries that are still unsolved in our lives.

Artist photo by Katie Jennings

Education Projects

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2014 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2015 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2016 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry And Song 2017 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2019 READ MORE >

Olympic View Elementary: Poetry and Song 2018-19 READ MORE >

West Seattle Elementary: Poetry and Song 2019-20 READ MORE >

Genesee Hill Elementary: A Secret Song 2020 READ MORE >

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2020 READ MORE >

Drawings from Concord 2nd graders: a kat and a dinosaur, a dog with hearts, a baseball and bat, and a green dragon

Concord International Elementary: Poetry and Song 2022 READ MORE >

A child's hands making the shape of a heart with the sun shining through it.

Genesee Hill Elementary: Sharing Light 2022 READ MORE >