Monday, June 07, 2010

R.I.P. poet coach

John Wooden died last Friday, only four months short of being a centenarian. According to an article by Christianity Today, this "greatest coach who ever lived," wrote a love letter to his wife on the 21st of every month after she died on March 21, 1985.

 "A teacher never knows what stays with those he or she is teaching. You do your best using the tools at your disposal. Poetry was one of my many tools," Wooden says in an article he just wrote for Poetry Magazine. Part of the article is excerpted here, the entire will be available on July 1st.

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