Monthly Archives: June 2015

Untitled

A response to “Barber” by Larry Bradley  “Unitled” By Juan  Who are you? The man that holds that Sharp razor against my waiting skin Who, knows how to perfectly outline the hair on the back Of my head… to satisfy the needs of a boy who yearns for cleanliness I have to speak to you,…

Interview with Ron Padgett: No Turning Back

INTERVIEW by Matthew Burgess  Ron Padgett grew up in Tulsa and has lived mostly in New York City since 1960. Among his many honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters poetry award, the Shelley Memorial Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Padgett’s How Long was Pulitzer Prize…

Pantoums and Color Our World With Poems

LESSON PLAN Poetry Crossing: 50+ Lessons for 50 Years of California Poets in the Schools celebrates the long history of one of the oldest and largest literary arts education programs in the US.  Founded in 1964, California Poets in the Schools (CPitS) has engaged more than a million young people in poetry through its programs at…

A World of Poetry

Each year, poet and teaching artist Amanda Johnston coordinates an International Skype Poetry Reading that brings poets from around the world into Grisham Middle School in Round Rock, Texas. Students prepare for the program by reading the writers’ work and creating questions they would like to ask. After the virtual visits take place, students write…

Interview with Aracelis Girmay: The Sonic Narrative

INTERVIEW by Christian McEwen In April, Bauhan Publishing published Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews, a collection of interviews with superb contemporary poets by writer and teaching artist Christian McEwen. Throughout the year, Teachers & Writers Magazine has been publishing highlights from this impressive book. Here, McEwen and Aracelis Girmay talk about…

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