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

Front Cover
Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1982 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
0 Reviews

Beat Not the Poor Desk helps students develop elemental skills, not by drill, but by the incremental repetition of integrated writing assignments.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Elemental Skills
The Fable
The Parable

16 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Bibliographic information