Counting Descent: One teacher’s approach

After studying Clint Smith’s Counting Descent with #thebookchat, I knew that I had found the first poetry collection that I was going to teach. Teaching an entire collection of poetry was something that I had considered, but did not see the full benefits from until reading and working through Smith’s Counting Descent from start to... Continue Reading →

Grief and the power of words

Preface: For Jordan Today would have been Jordan’s 34th birthday. He died a day before his 26th birthday in an accident that seems like it was months, not years ago.  As my first cousin who lived only a few hundred yards away from me and my sister, I spent our childhood trying to make them... Continue Reading →

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