FTW Wednesday: Taylor Mali

22 Jun


As April explained earlier FTW Wednesdays are a place for us to feature things that win.*  For my first FTW Wednesday I wanted to feature Taylor Mali.

I first stumbled upon Taylor Mali’s poetry when I was in college studying to become a high school history teacher. Although life eventually led me down a different path, his poetry continued to inspire me, and though I do not be teach in a traditional classroom with desks and four walls he has inspired me not only to be a teacher but to be a better teacher.

One surprising place I saw this poem surface was at a NOLS Wilderness First Responder training.

So whenever you have a few spare minutes to peruse the internet, or if you are yearning for inspiration check out these poems:

This one always makes me laugh:

And this one always makes me cry:


* Charlie Sheen not included.

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