Beat Not the Poor Desk: Writing : what to Teach, how to Teach It, and why

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
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Beat Not the Poor Desk helps students develop elemental skills, not by drill, but by the incremental repetition of integrated writing assignments.

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Contents

Elemental Skills
1
The Fable
11
The Parable
27
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

Marie Ponsot’ s first book of poems was" True Minds" (1956); later books are "Admit Impediment" (1981) and "The Green Dark" (1988). She is a native New Yorker who has enjoyed teaching at Queens College, Beijing United University, the Poetry Center of the YMHA, New York University, and Columbia University. Among her awards are an NEA Creative Writing grant, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize, and the Shaughnessy Medal of the Modern Language Association. Ponsot’ s most recent collection, "The Bird Catcher," won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 1998.

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