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About eduk8te

Kathy Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kathy is the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate; she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of two beautiful boys.

Still Life

Someone is washing my feet Clipping my nails Head down, steady in her work   Outside, a couple sit together as one Backs to the sun Remembering the life they left behind   Shoulder to shoulder In sari and ski … Continue reading

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He would have turned 90 today, had he lived another year His body, tinned ashes    buried beneath a tree, close to home soothed now by wind and swooping soaring birds   We called him birdmanmac forever trying to outsmart … Continue reading

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The doors open like butterfly wings signaling change rebirth new life emerging from the inside out   renovation, variation, transformation, growth this space repainted in butterfly colors repurposed in a delicate dance between the practical and the fanciful where learning … Continue reading

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Still life, winter

We woke to rain again a steady drumbeat turning oil-black night to lead-grey daybreak no light no sun still, a day to be had, a life to lead

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Deja vu: an open letter to those in power

Before the rise of Hitler Before he changed the world The world was full of ordinary men Who, swept up in the fright, Turned into monsters murdering Without heart Without soul Without a shred of decency Forgetting lessons learned at … Continue reading

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Time Capsule

Today we’re witnessing the sealing of a time capsule in San Ramon. Sending it off to the future, unknown, with a poem! Today I walked with my old friends through the city where we raised our kids who are now raising … Continue reading

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Eating Lo Mein with Amy Bloom

I want to crawl inside Amy Bloom’s head I want to plant the bulb of my story into the fertile soil of her brain, let the roots take hold, watch the green shoots erupt We sit outside – even though … Continue reading

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