Three Prize-Winning Student Poems
by Miles DeClue '18
Although I see myself as primarily an essayist, almost exactly a year ago, a poem came to me. I was immersed, as always, in the world of my family, whom I love more than anything in the world and on whose behalf I work continually to make the world a better place. I was immersed, as always, in the world of my students, a close second to my family. I was immersed, as always, in the world of my online friends and virtual colleagues, who were at that time bracing for what did in fact prove to be an unprecedented assault on public education, with standardized testing as the weapon of choice. And I was immersed in the glorious poetry of Taylor Mali.