Markers & Erasers

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Markers & Erasers is a collection of thirty-two poems about my experiences teaching in two Los Angeles public high schools over the course of five years. Throughout the poetry collection, the theme of education evolves from an emphasis on classroom conflict to an emphasis on understanding and reflection. This collection fits into the genre of didactic poetry in that it subtly teaches readers about teaching. I have taken actual events and feelings from the classroom and shared them through a variety of poetry styles. The variance in the visual and lyrical presentations of my poems reflects the diversity of people and experiences one encounters in this profession. The main poetic forms utilized are pataphor, senryu, free verse, shape poems, and list poems. The main devices utilized are hyperbole, repetition, allusion, enjambment, inner monologue, dialogue, and symbolism. These poems are the essential markers and erasers of my teaching career.
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  • By Rosemary Duff
    Apr 10, 2010
    This was a very enjoyable read. I was impressed by the unique way in which Marina Leigh Duff told each teaching story. The image poems are my favorite because they are so interesting, thoughtful, and fun.
  • By pata1
    Apr 8, 2010
    "Skilled," "adventurous" and "humorous" are three words that describe Markers & Erasers by Marina Leigh Duff. Wry observations, quiet reflections and embarrassing moments all take their place in this thoughtful collection, much like the students that form the subject of these carefully constructed poems. (We see one fidget here, while retaining structure in the form of boldface and sculpted line-breaks; another adopts a studiedly casual pose; yet another seems to hide a wild glint.) Duff's poems run the gamut of emotion and observation. "Note on the Floor" is just one of the many poems that bring multiple emotions into play, where the odd moment of seeing oneself through someone else's eyes generates both sad and humorous reflections. From more poignant pieces like "Why'd you fail me" or "Baby Having Babies" to the typographical playfulness of "Drone" or "Goddess of Wisdom," Duff shows an enviable... More > depth, fluidity and range.< Less
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September 29, 2011
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