poetry

The Night Before the First Day of School

September 2, 2019

Here’s an excerpt from “Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo. I thought it was fitting to share on this, the last day of summer vacation. It is written from the perspective of a teenage girl. I will be blogging about this verse novel [Keep Reading]

Where Did the Words Go

December 13, 2018

Where did the words go? I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote something longer than a sentence or two on a social media post or a note to my spouse. When did my poetry slip away? I used to need it. To put words down on paper was not [Keep Reading]

Nurture Talent in Your Classroom

November 27, 2018

This weekend, I watched a film on Netflix entitled, The Kindergarten Teacher. There are plenty of movies about inspirational teachers who truly make a difference in the lives of their students and community. This is not one of those movies. The [Keep Reading]

The Poet Alone… Fails.

March 26, 2010

He’s trying to forget you, it’s harder than he’d imagined because he’d seen a future with you as clearly as this view of the city from across the bay on a perfect spring day. Low clouds, fog, and smog had other plans and descended, perhaps [Keep Reading]