Emily Brandt     


Faculty Meeting Notes on Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners

We went through
our bags of think
having someone take down
the task at hand, idiot.
My cheat, let me, my god,
sew. I found again Naomi.
Kids hear, let slide, the bad words.
However they come back
playing cards. We need to bond.
I’m a small disastrous need.
A lot of crafty girls
acknowledge food. The one ELL
did, she did, she was good,
hands on, giving. I, quick,
have a club. Belly in September:
cooperative, collaborative, big.
Throw it in, reporter.
Get these kids back.
Topic: restriction. We’d be a clip
of a film and right.
Make the x chromosome
meet the y chromosome.
Give them practice. Talk
about the first word, the sense of structure,
move on. I like to draw rats.
Use what you pull out. Inbreed.
Close your eyes. It’s happened to me.
I covered my ears Naomi.
Your words are right next to that kind
of behavior. You really will
have to use the others to feed.


Emily Brandt’s chapbooks, Behind Teeth (Full Court Books) and ManWorld (dancing girl press), are due out later this year. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in H_NGM_NTammyThe Atlas Reviewep;phanyBerkeley Poetry ReviewBodega, and Lyre Lyre. She earned her MFA from New York University where she facilitated the Veterans Writing Workshop for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She has been in residence at Saltonstall Arts Colony and Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC. Emily is a co-founding editor of No, Dear magazine and teaches in Brooklyn.