Geof started writing poems when he was 17, and hasn’t grown up since. He has published four collections of poems, and four books of nonfiction, three of which address strategies for teaching writing, including A Portfolio Primer: Teaching, Collecting, and Assessing Student Writing and Today You Are My Favorite Poet: Writing Poems with Teenagers. In recent years, Geof has become active as a slam poet, coaching young people and adults as they write and perform their poems.

Photo credit: Kurt Budliger

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