The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

Thank you, and Farewell for Now.

Dear Readers:
 
For now, The Poetry Question is taking an extended hiatus. It has been an absolute honor to work with you all, and have the distinct pleasure of reviewing your words, or publishing your “Power of Poetry” essays. You have changed my life, and the lives of so many around this crazy world of poetics. This site was started in order to inspire high school students, and teachers, and it grew to so much more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you to Doran Simmons, and Jamaal Allan, for helping to create this crazy journey, and to Courtney Dawn Margolin, Taylor Mali, Wil Gibson, Jenny Drai, and everyone else who contributed with reviews, or commentary, or essays.
 
As many of you know, I spent the last 11 years as a high school English teacher. This year, I made the switch to being an Instructional Coach, working with newer teachers. I also publish a Thursday Confessions of an Educator article for The Big Smoke America. If you’re interested in an unfiltered look at the world of education, please follow me on twitter, and like both the Confessions page, as well as The Big Smoke (Edited by Greg Gerding of University of Hell Press).
 
From the bottom of my overflowing heart, I thank each and every writer, reader, contributor, supporter of The Poetry Question. The crazy idea that we have close to 4,000 people between our social networks, and our subscribers. I never imagined this would be more than a website focused on high school teaching and learning. What a dream come true. The mission will never change. Poetry will always be relevant. Keep reading, loving, and encouraging one another to use their words to empower the world.
 
I am forever inspired by all of you,
 
Thank you,
Chris Margolin
Founder of The Poetry Question

 

 

 

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About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

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