Shelter In Place: Poems in a Time of COVID-19 (Paperback)

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What do you do when you are a teacher/writer and you lose your classroom because your world is locked down? Following the order to stay home because of the exploding Coronavirus contagion, Stan Kusunoki’s response was to keep a journal in poetry form. From the grim early days of late March 2020 until Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, allowed a limited opening on May 18, Kusunoki recorded daily life: the joys and frustrations of teaching online, and the ordinary activities of living under the “Shelter in Place” order. When things began to open up, Kusunoki realized he had a day-to-day history of this time, and enough poems for a new manuscript. The result is this book. He invites you to join him as he takes on the challenges of teaching online, discovers the meditative calm of walking the labyrinth at Como Park, observes back-yard critters living their normal lives, and performs sidewalk concerts for the neighbors. Here are the ups and downs, fears, and celebrations of one poet’s experience with COVID-19.

About the Author

Stanley Kusunoki is a teacher, poet, writer, arts advocate, and musician. He has served on panels for the Minnesota State Arts Board and was on the board of directors for S.A.S.E., The Write Place. He has been a liaison between artists and school faculty through the Perpich Center for Arts in Education. He was the recipient of a Loft Asian Inroads mentorship, and a mentor for the Asian American Renaissance "Writers' Block" and Intermedia Arts "Exchanges" mentorship programs. Kusunoki is currently the High Potential Teacher/Coordinator at Red Oak Elementary School in Shakopee, MN.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682011232
ISBN-10: 1682011232
Publisher: Polaris Publications
Publication Date: September 6th, 2021
Pages: 104
Language: English