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Science teacher finds happiness through writing poetry

Megha Shah teaches by day and writes poetry by night. The aquatic science/marine biology teacher's book of poems

By Arij Khanjee, Travis HS, Richmond, Texas

April 18, 2014

The search for happiness takes many forms, and aquatic science teacher Megha Shah found hers through writing poetry. The Most Wondrous of Things was published in paperback and ebook formats last summer and is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Nook and other outlets. The book was...

Why do we read poetry?

By Jasmine Xie, Ridge HS, Basking Ridge, N.J.

April 10, 2014

In a new generation of grungy coffee house hipsters, poetry has quickly devolved into a misunderstood art form commonly associated with angsty teenagers and beret-wearing creeps. Ask a class of adolescents whether or not they are looking forward to their poetry unit in English class and one is sure to...