qualify for a few different programs. One graduate school required a creative writing class, despite my experience in writing and portfolio. It turned out that it was well worth taking as it rekindled that love of poetry that I once had, motivating another feverish rush of writing.
BF: Right now, you’re in graduate school to become a high school teacher. We’re quite fond of other educators! Do you plan on incorporating your love of poetry and writing with your teaching?
TT: Yes, indeed. In my studies, I have already created four or five lesson plans on poetry. I also spoke with my mentor teacher for my upcoming student teaching internship to see if I could lead a poetry unit. One of the favorite lesson plans I have created is one in which students paste Billy Collins’ poem, “Marginalia,” onto a large piece of