Vox Populi

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William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey

Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, On Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798 . Five years have past; five summers, with the … Continue reading

January 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Richard St. John: Learning with the Lost

For Robert Hollander – celebrating 40 years as Professor of European Literature                 Great teachers teach us nothing.  At best they love their subject deeply, and we take a bit … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: As Afternoon Darkens into Evening

the words we didn’t say I take a bite of my lunch silence sour and salt This afternoon I sit on my porch, proud of all I’ve won, thinking of … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Naomi Shihab Nye: The Art Of Teaching Poetry

Why is it that so many people say they don’t “get” poetry? As teachers, how can we approach poetry so that it doesn’t seem to our students like a puzzle … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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