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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.

Quantum Entanglement

by Mieke Valkinspired by the Goat Rodeo Allstars To cross spaces of untold distances is not Impossible. Entanglement makes it so.You are here; in fact, you never left. The knotted space of us is around and under and through,An atomic cascade of…

Adam Thomas Beatty

by Samantha Beattyinspired by Karen Holbrook’s demo-lesson and Sandra Cisnero’s “Abuelito Who Adam who loves fiercelyAnd expects nothing in returnWho is a tender kiss on my foreheadWhose green eyes can see straight into my soulWho is lips that meld perfectly…

I Am From

by Katharine Werthwineinspired by Mari Aviles’ mini-lesson I am from fresh cut grapefruit and coffee in the morningsAnd — Wait, wait! Don’t tell me! — Public radio shall set you free.I am from scones and mandel bread with tea in…

Heritage Kitsch

by Mieke Valkinspired by Mieke Valk’s demo-lesson As I walked into the shop, I rolled my eyes a little. The shop was like every other tourist shop in the Netherlands, with two glass windows filled with traditional tourist trinkets: various…

Where I’m From

by Patricia Tuzzolinoinspired by Mari Aviles’ demo-lesson I am from stereotypical game shows,    from the Price is Right in the morning and Wheel of Fortune at night.I am from the flat, green fields of my grandparent’s 100 year old home.I…

Layers of Love

by Karen Holbrookinspired by TBAWP’s 2020 Heritage Lunch As I walk into the kitchen, I gaze over to my mom of 80 years preparing her special seven-layer salad that was passed down by her mother.  My mind starts to drift…