John S. O’Connor has taught English for the past eighteen years in a wide variety of settings and at every level from sixth grade to college, including Penn State University and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. He has published in English Journal, Shakespeare, and OAH Magazine of History and recently wrote Wordplaygrounds, a book that presents new approaches to teaching poetry. In addition, he has published poems in Rhino, Heron’s Nest, and Modern Haiku. John has been a featured speaker at state English Council Conferences, the Harold Washington Library for National Poetry Month, and poetry teacher workshops. He is available to present to middle and secondary teachers.
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John is available to present on Poetry Reading, Writing, and Performance to middle and secondary educators.