Teachers Act Up!

Thoughts on Teaching, Language, and Social Change from Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor

Some thoughts on publishing poetry

It doesn’t matter. I say this and yet I do dedicate some small portion of time to what I call “Po-Biz”–the business of getting the poetry I write (because I must), into a more public sphere where I can call it art.

I have put some thoughts on this link.

https://www.smore.com/n3wr1-submitting-poetry-for-publication

I keep the eye on writing new and better poems, poems that I need to get through the collective trauma of our lives. And yet, if I am to take myself seriously as a poet, a maker of art, I must share these poems to see if they work and how they work in the larger world.

Making me art helps me to see beauty in what may otherwise be scary, record it, and share.

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