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Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: The Extraordinary Work of WritersCorps Teachers
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Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: The Extraordinary Work of WritersCorps Teachers (Paperback)

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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 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."

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismFiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry anthologies by various poets Publisher: City Lights Books Publication Date: 16/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781931404105  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Chad Sweeney is the author of three poetry collections; his poems and translations have appeared widely, including Best American Poetry 2008. Sweeney is coeditor of Parthenon West Review, a journal of contemporary poetry and translation, and is a PhD candidate in literature at Western Michigan University. He taught for the San Francisco WritersCorps for seven years.

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