Last Friday the Arkansas Arts Council approved yours truly as an official Arkansas teaching artist. Now I get gigs as a guest poet in classrooms, community centers, youth programs, etc. Can't wait to stir up folks about creative expression. I'm going to throw paper airplanes with poems on them. I'm going to let kids write with their fingers in trays of chocolate syrup. I'm going to open the windows and let haiku rain on the papers and desks and standardized tests!
I've also discovered Eric Booth, basically the 21st century's rock star of teaching artists.