Faculty members David Sloan and John Reinhart scored a rare double poetry coup and were simultaneously featured in the most recent edition of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance weekly newsletter, “Peavey.” Sloan’s poem “Threshold Choir” was also highlighted on Maine Public Radio, while Reinhart’s “the cosmonaut’s heart” was recognized in the Portland Press Herald’s weekly poetry series “Deep Water.”
Sloan joined the Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2006 as a founding high school teacher. He has authored three books: Stages of Imagination—Working Dramatically with Adolescents, Life Lessons—Reaching Teenagers through Literature, and a poetry collection entitled, The Irresistible In-Between, as well as several articles for Renewal magazine.
Reinhart attended the Denver Waldorf School growing up. Through teaching, he rediscovered the joys of writing poetry. In poetic circles, John describes his teaching work as arson after Yeats’s sentiment that ‘education is not the filling of pail, but the lighting of a fire.’
Congratulations to David and John!