California English Journal — February 2023

Theme: Why Teach Living Poets?

Artist of this issue: Tom Acevedo

California English - The quarterly journal of the California Association of Teachers of English. Why Teach Living Poets? Vol.28, No 3; February 2023

Contents

MELISSA ALTER SMITH
#TEACH LIVING POETS

JONATHON MEDEIROS
POEMS ARE PRIMARY DOCUMENTS

LORI CAMPBELL
A THANK-YOU NOTE AND A CUP OF TEA

TOM ACEVEDO
THE ARTIST OF THIS ISSUE

KIMBERLY ATHANS
POETRY IS A VIBE! ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH POETRY

LISA PIAZZA
SAY MORE

CATE 2023 CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST

DENNIS MAGLIOZZI AND KRISTINA PETERSON
HOW TEACHERS CAN HARNESS THE POWER OF POETRY

BRETT VOGELSINGER
THAT POEM YOU FOUND YESTERDAY: PAUSING TO DISCOVER LIVING POETS

FRANK MATA
EQUITY AND DIVERSITY COLUMN

ANNE GOTTLIEB
EVEN THE RESEARCH PAPER NEEDS POETRY

LINDSAY ILLICH
(RE)TEACH LIVING POETS

JORI KRULDER
POETRY IS PERFECT FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

SUSAN BARBER
POETRY AS PROTEST

PETER KAHN
POETRY WITH A YOUTHFUL HEARTBEAT

CATE 2023

Features and Columns

President’s Perspective

Editor’s Column

Call for Manuscripts

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Call for Manuscripts

Next Issue: May 2023
Theme: RETHINKING BASIC SKILLS: WHAT ARE THEY ANYWAY?

Much of the hand wringing over test scores in reading consists of lamentation concerning students’ lack of “basic skills.” But what are these essential, standard-mandated skills? And how can we best help today’s students acquire them? Has our definition of skills kept pace with the texts and technologies that permeate today’s world? How can we cultivate skills without squashing creativity and invention?

Due Date: April 1, 2023

Call for Manuscripts

Upcoming Issue: September 2023
Theme: UNTOLD STORIES: INDIGENOUS REPRESENTATION (AND MISREPRESENTATION)

Some of the stories teachers share with students about Native Americans have been stereotypical — in many ways both untrue and incomplete. Children’s book author Kate DiCamillo changed her mind about a beloved book after reading a Native perspective. Have you had a similar experience? What texts have you found that help to expand students’ understanding of history and correct misrepresentation? Which authors do you look to for authentic accounts? Why is this work so important?

Due Date: August 1, 2023