Throwback: “I Hate Telling People I Teach English” by Wendy Barker (Spring 2009)

Over the past five years we’ve published a number of Wendy Barker’s teaching poems, including this one, “I Hate Telling People I Teach English,” from the Spring 2009 issue of The Southern Review. Recently, Barker’s work won BkMk Press‘s John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. The award includes publication; her book, One Blackbird At a Time: The Teaching Poems, is forthcoming in Fall 2015.

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