Friday, September 21, 2012

Gillan Poem Is Featured Writing Prompt


Maria Gillan's poem, "My Fifth Grade Teacher Miss Spinelli," from her latest collection, The Place I Call Home, is the featured model poem for this month's Poets Online writing prompt.

The prompt concerns teachers and Maria's own Miss Spinelli is that teacher that we all want to have in school. She is one recalled as "wrapped in a veil of shimmering light." Her classroom was where "she carved out a space / where I could be safe." And, she read poems and encouraged a young girl to write.

Poets Online offers a monthly poetry writing prompt and the opportunity to submit it for online publication.  The site has been a source of inspiration since 1998.