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My poems take you into the classroom where you will find triumph and defeat, laughter and tears--and that's just the teachers.

Background Information

Russell J Fee is the author of A Dash of Expectation: Poems of the Classroom.  He is a former civil rights attorney who now teaches elementary school in the Chicago area. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, where he majored in English. His poems have appeared in journals such as Barnwood Poetry Magazine, Potato Hill Poetry and Wild River Review. He has three grown children and lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife Joan, a university professor.

Birth Place
Indianapolis, IN USA
Additional Information

Russ Fee's "A Dash of Expectation: Poems of the Classroom", draws you into the humorous and human drama of the elementary-school classroom. These accessible poems put you at a front-row desk or into the heart of a teacher. Reminiscent of Fulghum's All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, the book captures the freshness, vitality, and wonder of children's observations and the keen observations of a caring teacher. The children spill stories of innocence and wisdom, from the shock of sex education in fifth grade, to the first grader, still best friends with the tyke who prompted his fist-fight suspension. And Fee, a former attorney and now a teacher, serves as a willing scribe. Perfect as a book for teachers, parents, or anyone who has survived elementary school, the pages offer potent insights. If you are in the mood for chuckles, some surprises, and perhaps even tears, Fee's book will not dash your expectations.

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