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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.

Transitions

by Courtney Nickelinspired by TBAWP’s 2020 quickwrite A Younger Version of Myself: Money, numbers, offers, interest rates, mortgage payments, down payments. My head is spinning.   This is a major purchase.   Will they take our offer? Can we make…

Where I’m From

by Emily Kentinspired by Mari Aviles’ mini-lesson I’m from open oceans and sunburns, from the smell of sunscreen as it smears across your skin,from the struggles against the hands that tried to reapply,and the subtle pride of a resulting heat and…

The Mask

by Mike Sherryinspired by Emily Kent’s demo-lesson I know what it is to wear a maskOr masks, for there is more than one My father’s explosive angerMy mother’s entrapping innocenceBut mostly the ingratiating snake: Love me or I lash outLet me…

Shell

by Mari Aviles a humble imitation of Ted Kooser’s “Abandoned Farmhouse” He is an older man, says his receding hairline and wrinkles that rest in the corners of his eyes; A poor, older man, say the ill-fitting dentures, removed to eat and…