Poetry for the People

Renee Adams shares poems and books, curating a poetry fence and maintaining a Little Free Library (LFL) in Alexandria, VA. When I happened by on a drizzly February morning, Renee was sweeping broken glass from the gutter, afraid that a car would inadvertently puncture a tire. She maintains separate sections for children and for adults, changing…

Learning to read; reading to learn

It’s countdown time–not to Christmas or New Year’s. The end of the semester is 5 days away. Luckily, I’m only taking two classes, and I’ve been staying on top of the reading and other requirements. One class only had two exam/papers, with the final due on Friday. But I just counted. The other class had…