Write to Life

Heidi M. Bauer’s poetry, writing, and commentary

Poster Board Presentation

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Below is my finished poster presentation for my student teaching. Yay, I’m done! 🙂

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May 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

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Student Compliment

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I received this for Valentine’s Day from one of my students. It’s so nice to know I am not lame. 🙂

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May 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm

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The Windmill

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One of the assignments I gave my class was to bring in an object that somehow symbolized their culture, heritage, ancestry, family tradition, something that shaped them growing up, etc. I always like to do the creative work along with the students, so I brought in my grandmother’s windmill music box, and the following poem resulted.

The Windmill

By Heidi M. Bauer

Blocked out the pain
the music

Blocked out the smoke
the music

Blocked out the criticism
the music

Blocked out the servitude
the music

Blocked out his voice
the music

As the spinning blades
cut through the terror

Grandma kept all the boxes
lined up in a row

Dusted and polished
and on display

Not like the secrets
that lurked underneath the notes

Filled with cobwebs
a cobweb of lies

Blocked out the nightmare
the music survives

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May 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm

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Welcome and About the Author

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Heidi M. Bauer is a graduate of Kent State University with a B.A. in English and a writing minor, as well as her Master’s of Art in Teaching. She holds a graduate certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego also. Her honorable mention essay How Has Iris Chang’s Book The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotten Holocaust of WWII Affected My Life and Thinking” was published in the book Iris Chang and the Forgotten Holocaust: Best Essays from Iris Chang Memorial Essay Contest 2006. New York, NY: Cozy House Publisher, 2007 and her poem “Able” was published in the book Beginnings XI, Ohio Literacy Resource Center, May 2008. She was the 2008 recipient of the Margaret Swanson Davis Leadership Award as well as numerous scholarships. She graduated summa cum laude with highest university honors completing her Honors Senior Thesis: “An Engraved Invitation to Rape”: Sexual Psychology in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, directed by Dr. Kathe Davis, Associate Professor of English at Kent State University. Ms. Bauer writes poetry, creative non-fiction, scholarly work, and social/political commentary. She is the Business Unit Manager of College Counseling for Frontier Tutoring. She resides in Anchorage, Alaska with her thirteen year old son, Keagen.

 

 

 

 

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July 31, 2008 at 6:03 pm

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