My Review: It's Teacher Appreciation Week, so I thought I would highlight a teaching-related title I read recently and really enjoyed. During my previous career as a teacher, I remember watching Taylor Mali recite his poetry on YouTube, and I even purchased some audio versions of my favorites. I saw this title on NetGalley and couldn't resist requesting it and reading it right away.
This collection includes several of my favorite poems:
"Like Lilly Like Wilson"
"What teachers make"
"The the impotence of proofreading"
"Totally like whatever, you know?"
"Falling in love is like owning a dog"
Mali is one of the few writers who can make me laugh on one page and cry on the next. He really has a gift for capturing the experience of being a teacher, and he writes beautiful poems about love, life, and grief as well. I definitely recommend picking this one up, especially if you are a teacher (or if you need a gift for a teacher!). To learn more about Mali or purchase his work, visit his website, taylormali.com.