VIDEO: Retired Wilmington High English Teacher Joe Kleponis Discusses His Poetry

Below is an announcement from Wilmington Community Television’s “Book Stew:”

Book Stew’s February guest, Joe Kleponis, is remembered by many Wilmington parents and kids as a favorite English teacher over his many years at Wilmington High School.

In retirement, he has become a published poet. He’s especially fond of Japanese forms like tanka, which is five syllables/seven syllables/five syllables (like haiku), with two additional lines of seven syllables each.

Host Eileen MacDougall chose her two favorites from “Truth’s Truth Poetic Portraits,” Joe’s first collection.

Joe defines poetry as “a silent dialogue between writer and reader.”

Watch the 30-minute interview below:

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