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A New Year, A New Lyric

First off, let me wish everyone a Happy New Year. May 2018 (I can’t believe I’m writing that) be all that you hope for and maybe all that 2017 wasn’t. 250 more words


Tuesday, Dec. 12 (A) - Wednesday, Dec. 13 (B): Poetry at a Glance


  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention.
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Winter Holiday Literacy Activity: Borrowed Poems

One of the things I love doing with my students, which you can do either in the classroom or at home for fun, is write what I call Borrowed Poems. 868 more words

Teacher's File Drawer

Narrative Poetry - One of My Own

If there is a form of poetry I like best, it would be free verse poetry. Anything goes with free verse. And, hey, if I can tell a story, then why not, right? 634 more words

Sex and Poetry

you are a prostitute of words

opening and giving

never once considering

what is heared

from the moans emerge  poetry

rough and loud

taking a second for the syllables to come out… 14 more words

Short Litecure

Another Day

In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, a Boise blogger/songwriter has asked local songwriters to share songs and lyrics that unite. I recently shared the effort… 492 more words


My Speed Queen, why you got to be like that?

You break down every chance you get

and always shaking and a’wobbling free.

Just do the things I want you to, my pet.

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