I will keep this post short, and hope you can look at the plan if you are interested. It lists the 7 collections in THF Digital Library, and the lesson features a book by Ion Codrescu. Garry Eaton is the volunteer librarian.
My mother was a professor in the English Department at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. A few years ago, one of her books was reprinted and I bought a copy from Amazon. The book is on a shelf near my computer.
I began writing poetry in high school. My mother wisely let me discover my own path. One day she said, “If you’re a writer, you’ll write.” When I was older, she encouraged me to learn a form. Then I discovered haiku, and began subscribing to Modern Haiku in 1993. I remember she sent me a postcard and said I seemed comfortable with the form.
Mom especially enjoyed novels. For me, many more poetry books than novels. We watched movies and went to bookstores. We enjoyed Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.
During her last illness, I read aloud to her. We shall meet again.
I look forward to sharing more in future posts. My teaching experience is from early childhood to higher education. I also volunteered in a nursing home. So rewarding to share my teaching gifts and experience as a volunteer at The Haiku Foundation. And I learn from many others there, and here as well, with our blogs.
Hope to help teachers, with their busy schedules, which I remember well!
Jim Kacian is the editor for the Education Resources at The Haiku Foundation. As I state at the end of the new plan, the work of several teachers, poets, and scholars is published there. I helped begin this work in 2013, and it has grown, and continues to grow.