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Bridge the Distance: Teacher Poets Writing to Bridge the Distance

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Sarah J. Donovan, Oklahoma State University

Estimated Publication: April 2023

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 978-0-9998768-1-7

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

Language: English

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Table of Contents



Shaun Ingalls

Abigail M. Woods

Kimberly Johnson

Andy Schoenborn

Susan Ahlbrand

Gayle Sands

Stefani Boutelier

Jennifer Guyor-Jowett

Maureen Ingram

Denise Krebs

Stacy Joy

Melissa Ali

Tami Belko

Kate Currie

Monica Schwafaty

Sarah Donovan

Betsy Jones

Susie Morice

Linda Mitchell

Anna J. Small Roseboro

Laura Langley

Barbara Edler

Allison Berryhill

Mo Daley

Emily Yamasaki

Katrina Morrison

Seana Wright

Margaret Simon

Donetta Norris

Angelica Braaten

Jamie Langley

Denise Hill

Ashley Valencia-Pate

Scott McCloskey

Alex Berkley

Jennifer Sykes

Glenda Funk

Lauryl Bennington


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  • About the Book

    During the early days of quarantine, many teachers turned to poetry to process their experiences. Teacher-Poets Writing to Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 preserves this poetry and teachers' experiences as they navigated a new reality in education. This resource also provides a model for qualitative research methodologies as well as oral history best practices.

    About the Contributors


    Sarah J. Donovan, Ph.D., is the founder of Ethical ELA. She is a former junior high language arts teacher of fifteen years and current assistant professor of secondary English education at Oklahoma State University. She is the author of Genocide Literature in Middle and Secondary Classrooms (2016) and the young adult novel in verse, Alone Together (2018). Her research includes ethical, inclusive curriculum, methods, and assessment practices in literacy education. She has contributed chapters to The Best Lesson Series: Writing (Talks with Teachers, 2018), Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Curriculum (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), Moving Beyond Loss to Societal Grieving (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom (Routledge, 2019); and Unsettling Education: Searching for Ethical Footing in a Time of Reform (Peter Lang, 2019).