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During today's introductory workshop, participants will share their feelings about poetry. Chances are you enjoy poetry and that is one reason why you volunteered to lead this program. However, it is possible that not all participants enjoy poetry. How will you feel if some youth bring negative preconceptions about poetry into the workshop? Do you have a personal story you can share about a positive experience with poetry? The group you are leading will have a much better experience if you share with them your enthusiasm and love of poetry. People of all ages prefer teachers who love what they teach.