Childhood, Poetry, Magic, and "Magic"
Professional writers and educators share their techniques for teaching imaginative writing and review books on writing pedagogy and related subjects. Please visit the Teachers & Writers website to learn more and to view this month's current lesson plan and featured writer. Quincy Troupe, poet, performer, memoirist, is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Weather Reports, Avalanche, Choruses, and the children's book Take It to the Hoop, Magic Johnson. With Miles Davis he co-authored Miles: The Autobiography, and subsequently wrote about his friendship with Davis in Miles and Me, which is now being made into a feature film. His latest book of poetry is Transcircularities, from Coffee House Press. Following are excerpts from a talk given by Quincy Troupe at Teachers & Writers Collaborative on October 3, 2002, to a group of teaching artists.