Thunderbird Celebrations: Douglas A. Martin

Thank you so much to Douglas A. Martin for writing the four Thunderbird poems here.

He also made a video for Thunderbird #3 here.

Thank you so much, Douglas!

Why Students Can Write

My piece at The Atlantic is up on why poetry is important. It’s part of a larger discussion/debate called “Why Students Can’t Write.” My argument is that, of course, they can write and the key is engaging their love of poetry. Thanks so much to one of my heroes Michael Cirelli for inviting me to be a part of the discussion. HERE’s my piece.

And thanks also to David Biespiel for taking up the discussion on his Poetry Wire over at The Rumpus HERE.