About Liz

I am an English teacher in search of a classroom without walls. 

For nine years, I was lucky enough to spend a good portion of my day in discussion about literature with students.  How cool is that? 

I knew I was lucky at the time, but still, I didn’t know just how much I would miss it when I left to be at home with my babies.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my time at home with my girls, but I needed a way to keep literature in my life.  

Why poetry and not another genre?  Well, I am a poetry lover, but there is more method to my madness than that.  My idea is that if I just focus on one short poem per post, everyone who reads it can actively participate–and hopefully choose to contribute to a discussion. I want to give people a 10 minute poetry experience: reading, informal analysis, and personal response.

 My mission is to bring classic poetry into people’s everyday lives. I want to share poems that I think are interesting, and in the process, inspire people to dust off their old anthologies from Lit 101 classes and take another peek.  By reflecting on what I find interesting about each, I  hope to engage readers in thoughtful discussion about poetry and consider how it can enhance everyone’s day-to-day life. 



13 responses

27 10 2012

And I am a middle-aged student and lover-of-words in search of a teacher…

I love the concept, and I look forward to your posts and discussion. I guess I better go find those old Lit and Poetry books!

27 10 2012

I’m very happy to meet you! I hope you continue to enjoy my posts! 🙂 you made my day.

2 11 2012
Bhagyesh Pathak

Hi there,
I have nominated you for “One Lovely Blog Award”.
Check it out :

20 11 2012

Hey! Thanks for stopping by and following my little blog! I’ve returned the favour. Cheers mate!! 😀

29 11 2012

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so pleased you did because it meant I got to discover yours! Great idea and one close to my heart. My 9 year old is in love with poetry and will soon out-poem me so I need help keeping up. Now I know where to get the help I need 🙂

29 11 2012

Thanks so much!! I just showed my 3 year old girls your reindeer wrapping paper craft, and we are going to do it today–as soon as I can figure out what to use for the eye stamp– I have plenty of corks around for the nose! 😉 looking forward to more of your great ideas.

23 12 2012

Merry Christmas! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award! Just follow this link – http://mikesfilmtalk.com/2012/12/22/the-vesatile-blogger-and-blog-of-the-year-2012-merry-christmas-to-me/

23 12 2012

I am honored; thank you so much.

23 12 2012

You are welcome! And keep an eye out for my last post,, there are more prezzies for folks like your-good-self!

4 01 2013

Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too.
I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable.
Be safe.

14 01 2013
Subhan Zein

Same here, I’m also an English teacher. I have been teaching for 9 years- 4 years in my home country, Indonesia, and nearly 5 years here in Australia. Nice meeting you, Liz. 🙂

I think your blog is a great idea. Keep doing it, Liz, and I would love to read more of your posts. Also, I would like to thank you for your recent follow. I hope my poems and short stories do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

Subhan Zein

20 09 2013

I think your blog is wonderful! I look forward to following you and reading more 🙂

20 09 2013

Thank you do very much! You made my day. 🙂

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