Writing and Teaching from the Heart


I think that we’re beginning to remember that the first poets didn’t come out of a classroom, that poetry began when somebody walked off of a savanna or out of a cave and looked up at the sky with wonder and said, “Ahhh.” That was the first poem. – Lucille Clifton

Watch this delightful video of 5th grade ELC: Bangkok students performing “We Don’t Say Ribbit” from Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Voices for Two Or More Voices


The poems in this poetry book and  journal take the reader from sadness and loss through healing to hope and love, and invite personal reflections and journaling along the way

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Passion. Laughter. Divorce. Mom bodies. Beauty. Truth. Ferocity. Forgiveness. Love. Laundry. From the outstanding to the unexpected, this life-changing collection of poetry features a wide range of work from both renowned and lesser-known female poets from the past 150 years.

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The Woman in This Poem: Women’s Voices in Poetry

The Nobel Prize winning poet, Czelaw Milosz, reminds us in his poem “Ars Poetica?” that when we read and write poetry “our house is open, there are no keys in the doors, / and invisible guests come in and out at will.”

One of the reasons to invite poetry into our lives and into the lives of our students is to meet our invisible guests—grief, joy, anger, doubt, and confusion. We read and write poetry from this deep hunger to know ourselves and the world.

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