On the final day of the challenge, Rissa Zimmerman, who was a first-time Slicer this past March, crafted a thank you note to me and Ruth for providing her with a forum to try on her “writer’s outfit”. She compared the fit to different styles of jeans. In case you missed Rissa’s poem, here it is again.
Thank you, Rissa, for this lovely tribute and for for allowing me to share your poem again today.
Sometimes it feels relaxed and comfy.Once in awhile, dark rinsed.
Other times, classic.I try to be as often as possible skinny and tight.But many times it’s as unfamiliar as my boyfriend’s.More than I’d like distressed.Wishfully timeless.When I’m tired, slim.What I aim for, straight.My voice as vintage as bell-bottoms.But most of all, absolutely every day.
What does writing feel like to you? Consider sharing your analogy when you share the link to your slice of life story today.
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).