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Baron Wormser and David Cappella

Baron Wormser worked for 25 years in a public school district in Maine as a librarian and teacher. In addition, he has taught at the University of Maine at Farmington and at the Robert Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire.

Mr. Wormser is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Mulroney & Others and When from Sarabande Books, The winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2000, he was appointed Poet Laureate of the state of Maine.

Together with David Cappella, Mr. Wormser wrote Teaching the Art of Poetry: The Moves (Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates).

David Cappella has 30 years of experience using poetry in the classroom, ranging from middle school to graduate school. A former secondary school teacher, he holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, with a specialty in English education, from Boston University. His educational research focuses on how poetry is taught in the classroom.

A poet and writer, Dr. Cappella is an Assistant Professor of English at Central Connecticut State University.

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