Shirl McPhillips has worked as a classroom teacher, literacy staff developer, institute leader and writing consultant. Her poems have found homes in journals such as The Edison Literary Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, The Sewanee Review and online sites. She co-authored, with Nick Flynn, A Note Slipped Under the Door: Teaching from Poems We Love (Stenhouse). Her new book, Poem Central: Word Journeys with Readers and Writers, is available from Stenhouse Publishers. Shirl is the poet laureate for Choice Literacy.
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