What We Take & What is Taken (04/13/21)

Inspired by a #VerseLove entry by Andy Schoenborn who writes for one of my favorite teacher-writing blogs Ethical ELA. For more information on this particular approach to writing check out Andy’s entry here. like always, the red handled scissors are theredutifully attached to the barn’s worn beamI pull the lever on the double-ended snapreleasing themContinue reading “What We Take & What is Taken (04/13/21)”

New Books (04/06/21)

There is something to be saidabout slipping a knife’s tip throughthe sticky tape, hearing that crisp pop when the seal breaksfingertips grasping, feeling around for the seamlifting up on the box’s exteriorrevealing the coveted this month Life of Pi‘s blue and orange coverfaces me, the mysterious fa├žade of What Comes After peaking out from underneathwithContinue reading “New Books (04/06/21)”

Name/Identity Poem (03/24/21)

Using Sara K. Ahmed’s “Stories of Our Names” philosophy and pairing it with “Instruction for a Name Poem” shared by Mary Napoli and Emily Ritholz (Voices from the Middle, 2009) I wrote this new-to-me version of a name poem (gosh there are so many ways to do this which is awesome). Each semester, my graduateContinue reading “Name/Identity Poem (03/24/21)”

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