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Write. And stuff…

By the mid-point of the first quarter of a new school year, presumably all of the principal characters in the production called ‘high school’ know their lines, “their exits and entrances,”; the tryouts now completed, all have gotten used to “play[ing their] many parts.” ( I keep telling my students, and anyone else who forgets … Continue reading

Poetry / The English Teacher


Confession: I love literature anthologies. Confession. I despise textbooks. HUGE differences between the two, really. Anthologies, collected and shared (with comments, of course) by scholars. Textbooks, complete with ‘lessons’ aligned with STANDARDS (could that please be a four-letter word already?!) and published by corporations. I rest my case. Secret confessions in a blog. O, Irony… … Continue reading