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TBAWP Writes the Times

While above you can see the many things TBAWP does in the community, below is the heart of our organization: the writings of our teacher consultants.

Marcos Who…

by Mari Avilesa humble imitation of Sandra Cisneros’s “Abuelito Who” Marcos who plays notes into silenceand asks who hears him. Who is a melody and a bass linewho is a six-stringtwelve-stringa bass.Whose fingers are made of magicis too broken to play Who…

First Love

by Julia Genkingerinspired by TBAWP 2020’s group discussion Falling in love for the first time is easyYour first companion, your first commitment to someone you care forYou’ve never been destroyed by love before.Love is joy.And when it ends your pieces…

Portraits

by Anonymousinspired by Mari Aviles’ demo-lesson Everyone in my family has a different smile. My mother’s smile is wide and shows all of her teeth, open and inviting, and the skin around her mouth shows the wear of years of…

Altered Spaces

by Courtney Nickelinspired by Asimina Mobley’s mini-lesson Sunday, March 8  4pmI hustled around Trinity Sportsplex frantically decorating and making sure everything was in order for my son’s 8th birthday party.   28 children (mostly boys) arrived with their parents.  They…

Intrusion

by Karen Holbrookinspired by Samantha Beatty’s mini-lesson Hidden away inside the coat jacket was a sealed letter. I gently pulled it out from the safety of the pocket and wondered who this letter was intended for. The dusty gray jacket…

Vigils

by Katharine Werthwineinspired by Courtney Nickel’s mini-lesson I remember the day you stumbled,Out of the airWhen your lungs sputter,Out of air. How I kept vigilThat night, brightenedBy the fire crackling down your spine.Your body crackled with pain,Your bones, kindling.  Today…