WHAT I LOVE ABOUT TEACHING POETRY

  1. Dropping little cocaine references in the middle of lectures.
  2. Taking pictures of students sleeping & posting them on every conceivable social-media platform.
  3. Telling a student "you're almost there; keep digging."
  4. Telling a student I don't like that they need to use more adverbs.
  5. Banning the word "crimson."
  6. Name dropping Continental philosophers.
  7. Showering praise on only one student all semester.