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What Learning Leaves: New Edition
     

What Learning Leaves: New Edition

by Taylor Mali
 

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Called "a ranting comic showman and a literary provocateur" by The New York Times, Taylor Mali writes eloquently and entertainingly about his experiences in and out of the middle school classroom. Bob Holman, the man who brought the poetry slam to New York City, calls Mali's poems "clear, funny, appealing, accessible. And smart." "What Learning Leaves" includes many

Overview

Called "a ranting comic showman and a literary provocateur" by The New York Times, Taylor Mali writes eloquently and entertainingly about his experiences in and out of the middle school classroom. Bob Holman, the man who brought the poetry slam to New York City, calls Mali's poems "clear, funny, appealing, accessible. And smart." "What Learning Leaves" includes many of Mali's greatest hits, including "Like Lilly Like Wilson," "Totally L Whatever," and "What Teachers Make," which has been viewed on YouTube over five million times and is called "the most forwarded poem in the world."

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"...a ranting comic showman and a literary provocateur..." -- The New York Times

"...clear, funny, appealing, accessible. And smart." -- Bob Holman, creator of NYC's Poetry Slams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781938912269
Publisher:
Write Bloody Publishing
Publication date:
03/22/2013
Edition description:
New
Pages:
94
Sales rank:
847,388
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

New York teacher and poet, Taylor Mali, is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. He was one of the first to appear on the HBO series "Def Poetry Jam" and is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion. He is the author of "The Last Time As We Are” (Write Bloody) and a book of essays, "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World” (Penguin Group). In April of 2012, Mali completed a 12-year project of convincing 1,000 people to become teachers and marked the occasion by donating 12 inches of his hair to the American Cancer Society.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 28, 1965
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Education:
Bowdoin College, Kansas State University
Website:
https://www.taylormali.com

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