Teaching with Fire Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach

ISBN-10: 0787969702

ISBN-13: 9780787969707

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sam M. Intrator, Megan Scribner, Parker J. Palmer, Tom Vander Ark

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This collection of poems brings teachers back to the real basics of education, reminding them of what brought them to teaching, what keeps them there and what sustains their passion to teach. A concluding essay describes how teachers can use poetry for personal and professional growth.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.75" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

A Note to Our Readers
Hearing the Call
Bob O'Meally's "Make Music with Your Life"
Marge Piercy's "To be of use"
Pablo Neruda's "The Poet's Obligation"
Gabriele D'Annunzio's "I pastori"
Emily Dickinson's "The Chariot"
Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar"
William Stafford's "The Way It Is"
Walt Whitman's Preface to "Leaves of Grass" [Excerpt]
Langston Hughes's "Dream Deferred"
Marian Wright Edelman's "I Care and I'm Willing to Serve"
Cherishing the Work
Billy Collins's "First Reader"
Gary Snyder's "Axe Handles"
David Whyte's "Working Together"
Marcie Hans's "Fueled"
William Carlos William's "The Red Wheelbarrow"
George Venn's "Poem Against the First Grade"
Jeff Moss's "On the Other Side of the Door"
Lydia Cortes's "I Remember"
Robert Frost's "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
Gary Blankenburg's "The Mouse"
Lewis Buzbee's "Sunday, Tarzan in His Hammock"
On the Edge
John Milton's "Paradise Lost, Book VIII"
Stephen Sondheim's "Children Will Listen"
Al Zolynas's "Love in the Classroom"
Billy Collins's "On Turning Ten"
Li-Young Lee's "The Gift"
Mary Oliver's "The Journey"
Yehuda Amichai's "God Has Pity on Kindergarten Children"
Jellaludin Rumi's "The Lame Goat"
Linda McCarriston's "Hotel Nights with My Mother"
Lucile Burt's "Melissa Quits School"
Holding On
Denise Levertov's "Witness"
Octavio Paz's "After"
Mary Oliver's "Wild Geese"
William Butler Yeats's "Everything That Man Esteems"
May Sarton's "Now I Become Myself"
Annie Dillard's "Teaching a Stone to Talk" [Excerpt]
David Whyte's "Sweet Darkness"
Rubin Alves's "Tomorrow's Child"
Donald Hall's "Names of Horses"
Judy Brown's "Fire"
Margaret Walker's "For My People"
In the Moment
Elizabeth Carlson's "Imperfection"
David Wagoner's "Lost"
Wendell Berry's "A Purification"
Marge Piercy's "The seven of pentacles"
Pablo Neruda's "Keeping Quiet"
Gary Snyder's "What Have I Learned"
Wislawa Szymborska's "There But for the Grace"
Derek Walcott's "Love After Love"
William Stafford's "You Reading This, Be Ready"
Edgar A. Guest's "Don't Quit"
Making Contact
Charles Olson's "These Days"
Donna Kate Rushin's "The Bridge Poem"
Seamus Heaney's "The Cure at Troy" [Excerpt]
Virginia Satir's "Making Contact"
John Moffitt's "To Look at Any Thing"
Jellaludin Rumi's "Two Kinds of Intelligence"
Adrienne Rich's "Dialogue"
Galway Kinnell's "Saint Francis and the Sow"
Maxine Kumin's "Junior Life Saving"
Gary Soto's "Saturday at the Canal"
Adrienne Rich's "Diving into the Wreck"
The Fire of Teaching
Wislawa Szymborska's "A Contribution to Satistics"
E.E. Cummings's "You Shall Above All Things"
Mary Oliver's "The Summer Day"
Ranier Maria Rilke's "Archaic Torso of Apollo"
Robert Graves's "Warning to Children"
Wallace Stevens's "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain"
Langston Hughes's "My People"
@nikki giovanni's "the drum"
@nila northSun's "moving camp too far"
Czeslaw Milosz's "Gift"
T. S. Eliot's "East Coker"
Naomi Shihab Nye's "Shoulders"
Bettye T. Spinner's "Harvest Home"
Daring to Lead
Rabindranath Tagore's "Where the Mind Is Without Fear"
Barbara Kingsolver's "Beating Time"
Thomas Jefferson's "Passage from a Letter to William Charles Jarvis"
Robert Herrick's "Delight in Disorder"
Rainer Maria Rilke's "I Believe in All That Has Never Yet Been Spoken"
Langston Hughes's "Mother to Son"
@nikki giovanni's "ego-tripping"
Anne Sexton's "Courage"
William Stafford's "Silver Star"
Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" [Excerpt]
Vaclav Havel's "It Is I Who Must Begin"
Marge Piercy's "The low road"
Tending the Fire: The Utility of Poetry in a Teacher's Life
About the Courage to Teach Program
The Contributors
The Editors
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