Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )
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Shelley Savren

Shelley Savren is the author of several collections of poetry including The Common Fire (Red Hen Press, 2008), as well as two books about teaching poetry to children including Welcome to Poetryland: Teaching Writing to Young Children (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). She taught poetry in public schools and community settings for forty years through California Poets in the Schools and as an English and Creative Writing Professor at Oxnard College, a position she held for twenty years.