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ISBN-10: 1931404100
ISBN-13: 9781931404105
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 04/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.76" L, 6.04" W, 0.63" H

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Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: The Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose

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The poems and short stories collected in this volume are the outcome of fifteen years of an amazingly successful experiment: asking accomplished writers to teach workshops in juvenile detention facilities, homeless shelters, inner-city schools, and schools for newly arrived immigrants. Follow these teacher-artists in the National Writers Corps on their journey into the halls and […]

The poems and short stories collected in this volume are the outcome of fifteen years of an amazingly successful experiment: asking accomplished writers to teach workshops in juvenile detention facilities, homeless shelters, inner-city schools, and schools for newly arrived immigrants. Follow these teacher-artists in the National Writers Corps on their journey into the halls and streets of America’s diverse neighborhoods as they enrich the lives and creativity of their students–and find their own voices changed in the process. As one writer-teacher puts it: Writing in community gathers us around the proverbial campfire and reminds us why we do this: because hearing stories helps us make sense of the world, and because telling them helps us make sense of ourselves.

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Reviews appeared in: School Library Journal; Booklist (Raging, defiant, giddy, lusty, and hopeful); Kirkus Reviews (Edgy, mysterious and assertive); Bookpage (An inspiration for any fledgling poet); Voice of Youth Advocates; Kliatt (starred review); San Francisco Bay Guardian
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ISBN-10: 1931404100
ISBN-13: 9781931404105
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 04/01/2009
Dimensions: 8.76" L, 6.04" W, 0.63" H
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