Thursday, September 9, 2010

Saturday Guest Poets

I'm starting a new Saturday morning job this...Saturday...and for the next nine weeks. I will be teaching Creative Writing to middle schoolers (grades 7-9) at the Chiao Hsin Chinese Language School on 2231 Findlay Ave. in Monterey Park.

So...I just want to thank the poets below ahead of time for volunteering to be Guest Poets. I know my students will be greatly benefitted and inspired...just like the many times before at Occidental College. The poets will visit for the most part between 11am and 12pm, share three poems each, and answer any questions the kids may have.

Saturday, September 11th, 11am to 12pm - THAINE ALLISON, JR. & CALOKIE
Saturday, September 18th, 11am to 12pm - PETE JUSTUS & MIKE THE POET
Saturday, September 25th, 11am to 12pm - TOTI O'BRIEN & PATRICK JEFFRIES

Saturday, October 2nd, 11am to 12pm - E. R. SANCHEZ
Saturday, October 9th, 10:30am - 11am - MONA JEAN CEDAR
Saturday, October 9th, 11am to 12pm - ALICE PERO
Saturday, October 16th, 11am to 12pm - NEIL AITKEN & GENIE NAKANO
Saturday, October 23rd, 11am to 12pm - LYNNE BRONSTEIN & JAMES MAVERICK
Saturday, October 30th, 11am to 12pm - KHADIJA ANDERSON & REYNALD ROMEA

Saturday, November 6th, 11am to 12pm - RON BROWN & RADOMIR LUZA
Saturday, November 13th, 11am to 12pm - MARVIN DORSEY

Once again, thank you to all who have volunteered to visit my students in the past...may we all have poetic futures!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Educational Tool!



I've been published after Yeats (my poem The Artist) and Shakespeare (my poem Top Of The News) in this compendium...great for high school classrooms!!

http://www.amazon.com/Mentoring-Poems-Centuries-Selected-Poetry/dp/1449090095/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1279760260&sr=1-1

Monday, June 21, 2010

Guest Poets visit Occidental College!

Hey Bloggers,

It's Summer #26 for me teaching Creative Writing at Occidental College in the Upward Bound program. For decades, wonderful poets have volunteered to perform for my students. Here are the latest:


Tuesday, June 29th, 10 to 11am - CALOKIE


Tuesday, June 29th, 2 to 3pm - LISA CHEBY


Wednesday, June 30th, 10 to 11am - ELI GOITEIN



Wednesday, June 30th, 2 to 3pm - MAJA TROCHIMCZYK & BRENDA VARDA


Thursday, July 1st, 10 to 11am - MICHELLE ANGELINI



Thursday, July 1st, 2 to 3pm - MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY & CHARLES HARMON


Friday, July 2nd, 9 to 10am - BETH CHENG & KAT LANSING


Friday, July 2nd, 11am to 12pm - JIM BOLT


Monday, July 5th, 10 to 11am - MINA V. KIRBY



Monday, July 5th, 2 to 3pm - PAULINE DUTTON & RICHARD DUTTON


Tuesday, July 6th, 10 to 11am - MIKE THE POET


Tuesday, July 6th, 2 to 3pm - ANN TWEEDY


Wednesday, July 7th, 10 to 11am - PAUL KOENIG



Wednesday, July 7th, 2 to 3pm - MONA JEAN CEDAR & JON EDWARD EPSTEIN


Thursday, July 8th, 10 to 11am - DORI MARLER




Thursday, July 8th, 2 to 3pm - JIM BABWE, RON BROWN & CHRYSTINE JULIAN


Friday, July 9th, 9 to 10am - ALICE PERO



Friday, July 9th, 11am to 12pm - XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO & PHILLIP DOZAL


Monday, July 12th, 10 to 11am - TOTI O'BRIEN


Monday, July 12th, 2 to 3pm - MARY FRANCES SPENCER


Tuesday, July 13th, 10 to 11am - JAMES MAVERICK



Tuesday, July 13th, 2 to 3pm - WAYNE LeVINE & MARY TORREGROSSA


Wednesday, July 14th, 10 to 11am - PETE JUSTUS


Wednesday, July 14th, 2 to 3pm - ELIZABETH ARANA & ANDREA CARTER BROWN (photo unavailable)


Thursday, July 15th, 10 to 11am - KAREN GREENBAUM-MAYA


Thursday, July 15th, 2 to 3pm - SCOTT C. KAESTNER


Friday, July 16th, 9 to 10am - ED HOUSTON


Friday, July 16th, 11am to 12pm - DOROTHY RANDALL GRAY


Monday, July 19th, 10 to 11am - BARRY SCHWAM


Monday, July 19th, 2 to 3pm - MARIE LECRIVAIN


Tuesday, July 20th, 10 to 11am - ALANA SALTZ




Tuesday, July 20th, 2 to 3pm - ELOISE KLEIN HEALY, STEVEN KUTCHER & REYNALD ROMEA


Wednesday, July 21st, 10 to 11am - JASON BRAIN



Wednesday, July 21st, 2 to 3pm - LEAH BROWN & RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA

Thursday, July 22nd, 10 to 11am - JEFFRY JENSEN (no photo available)



Thursday, July 22nd, 2 to 3pm - MICHAEL CLUFF & RUTH NOLAN


Monday, July 26th, 10 to 11am - ERIKA AYON


Monday, July 26th, 2 to 3pm - JESSICA JOY REVELES (no photo available) & JUDITH TERZI


Tuesday, July 27th, 10 to 11am - DON NEWTON

Tuesday, July 27th, 2 to 3pm - KATHERINE NORLAND (no photo available)





Wednesday, July 28th, 2 to 3pm - JUAN ESGUERRA, CHARLOTTE INNES, LALO KIKIRIKI & ED ROSENTHAL

A big thank you to all those who have visited for being very generous with your time!

Poetic love,
Don