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"Poetry is the very quintessence of being." --Shelley
About the TeacherAfter foregoing a career in ice sculpture and full-contact gardening, I decided to teach English.Actually, no, that's not what happened: I've been teaching since I graduated from Millsaps in 2001, and have loved almost every second of it. My wife, Greer, is also in the education field, which frees up our summers for playing with our son, James, born in 2009. He's almost criminally cute-just ask anyone who's met him.In 2011, I finished my MFA in Creative Writing. If you're diligent, you can find a couple of my poems published in online magazines. Be careful . . .I'm not the most important person in the classroom: the students are. Y'all are the reason I do this. And the money, but mostly y'all.