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​​​​Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching Poetry at San Quentin

"One of the more remarkable works I have come across during many years in the study of writing about American prison experience. It is powerful, moving, and exceptionally significant." 
                                          - H. Bruce Franklin, editor of Prison Writing in 20th Century America






By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives 

two-person memoir written with Spoon Jackson


"... a book that will anger you, give you hope and break your heart."

                                                                                           - Gloria Steinem

See Book Trailer here
Hear Spoon read from By Heart here




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​Carve this Body into Your Home: poems and collages

 





Teeth, Wiggly As Earthquakes:

Writing Poetry in the Primary Grades

"Teeth, Wiggly as Earthquakes focuses on how we as teachers can tap into the imaginations, creativity and observations of our children."
                                             - Marna Wolak, classroom teacher

"This teacher/poet knows how to bring out the best in children."

​                                                        - Carol Avery, classroom teacher 




​Jump Write In



"Armed with this workbook any teacher can be confident of tapping into the magical interiors of youth and bringing this magic to the outside world. This book made me want to race to the page!" 

                                                                                                            - Ruth Forman, poet


Solid Ground


​Poems by WritersCorps youth edited by Judith. These young writers have much to say about their individual experience and about the world we share. 



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