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Teaching Authors · 16h ago

Tribute to Dad

"To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frigh...
Teaching Authors · 4d ago

Digging It, Out and About

Last week I made another trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon—for a graveside remembrance of sorts.  As part of the research for my new book BURIED LIVES: THE ENSLAVED PEOPLE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MOUNT VERNON, I participated in the current arch...
Teaching Authors · 1w ago

2 Poems, 2 Lessons Learned From Teaching

.Howdy, Campers and Happy Poetry Friday!  The link to PF is below.Our topic, this orbit ar...
Teaching Authors · 1W ago

My Storied Treasures’ Treasured Stories!

                                                           (clker-free-vector-images)I am 100% certain: I learn as much if not more than do my students and writers with each class I teach an...
Teaching Authors · 2W ago

Two Things My Students Have Taught Me

Happy Poetry Friday! My link to this week's roundup is at the end of this post.With Labor ...
Teaching Authors · 3W ago

Harriet the Spy and Me

I was lucky enough to the musical Hamilton a couple of weeks ago. (No, we didn't win the lottery; it was my Christmas-birthday-Mother's Day-and possibly next Christmas present.)  I found mys...
Teaching Authors · 3W ago

When Great Trees Fall

Teaching Authors · 4W ago

1 Poem I Wrote When I Was Young(er)--and Happy Poetry Friday!

.Howdy Campers!  Happy National Dog Day on August 26, happy book birthday to a new and mar...
Teaching Authors · 1M ago

What I Wrote When I was Young

What I wrote when I was young…what I have to say will either be an encouragement or a disappointment, depending on how you look at it.  I’m not one of those writers who dreamed of authoring ...
Teaching Authors · 1M ago

My Earliest Writing

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I share a poem I wrote when I was fourteen or fifteen. You'll also find a link to this week's Poetry Friday roundup at the end of this post.Thanks to Esther, our c...