canceled my reg adv poetry class & we took a "field trip" to the u of a poetry center. whut! all ten of us were giddy out of our ears to all be together at a poetry reading & goodness gracious did thomas sayers ellis give us a reading. visited with him afterwards & eric said to him 'this is my first ever poetry reading' & just shook his head up & down & ellis shook his hand & there was a lot of appreciation in the exchange. priceless moment/s. i am in love with this class & the experience of teaching poetry. it can be magical. i give it all of myself & get more back than these students know.