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Sep.04.2013

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Feb.08.2013 - 4:20 pm
To begin my first day of a five session poets in the schools residency I wanted to focus on the roots of writing. I asked the fifth graders to make lists of words they liked....
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Aug.21.2012 - 8:56 am
Teaching my small summer writing workshop with elementary children who love  to write, I often sat back in amazement, at the sophistication of my young students. Their...
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Mar.20.2012 - 10:46 am
It is always an honor to be asked to write an introduction, especially by someone whose creative work, clarity, and commitment to social justice one respects and admires....
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Feb.01.2012 - 9:12 am
      Health experts tell us our bodies are not meant to sit still all day long. (As if we needed someone to tell us that.) Watching children on the playground as...
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Comments from J. Ruth

Jul.30.2009 - 11:43 am
In response to: My Teacher Who Brought Magic to Room 205
As a writer and a long time writing teacher, I am inspired by your vivid celebration of Frank McCourt's generosity of...
Jun.26.2009 - 12:11 pm
In response to: Elegy for Black Oak Books on Shattuck
Anastasia, Sorry I missed your Black Oak reading. It sounds like it was one of those wonderful Black Oak nights that...
Jun.19.2009 - 4:31 pm
In response to: Elegy for Black Oak Books on Shattuck
Thaisa, Thanks. I agree that there is a "special kind of silence" at certain bookstores. I used to be amazed when I...
Jun.18.2009 - 8:17 am
In response to: Elegy for Black Oak Books on Shattuck
Black Oak was not only a great bookstore but my neighborhood bookstore. It was part of my route, between the post...
Jun.17.2009 - 12:51 pm
In response to: UN's Alliance of Civilizations recognizes 'The Art of Living'
Congratulations Claire! One of the highlights of last fall was attending the book party for THE ART OF LIVING in...