Yes, poetry does have a place in storytelling. How? Why? Because poetry deserves a voice just as any story does. In fact, stories woven through poetry are the most memorable, most evoking.
Take a moment and check out these fantastical, imaginative children's poems. Read them out loud, wander through the words. A story does not have to be bound to a page by paragraph to paragraph. It can be a vocal transaction, flying between teller and listener.
"What's a 'toogy?' It's Mackenzie Vanover, or at least the nickname given when she was young, and represents the distinctive and even quirky storyteller she is today. Mackenzie is delightful, funny, and by adding a little theatre and loads of joy, she wows!" -Sheila Arnold, VASA Storyteller and Historical Character Interpreter