This personal essay accompanies a reprint of Jimmy Santiago Baca's poem "What's Real and What's Not." It pays tribute to the secondary English teacher who introduced the author to Baca, and to Baca himself, who made several notable appearances in her life.
Thank you, David Beard, for your encouragement and guidance.
Rockwell, Avesa I.
"A Tributary, to Poetry and its Teachers,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 4:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol4/iss1/2