University Marketing and Communications

Marilyn Annucci

April 30, 2020

Video by Jeffrey Pohorski

In WHY I TEACH, award-winning poet Marilyn Annucci talks about the choice she made to be a writer and a teacher.

“There is pleasure in leading students to that moment where they see something they didn’t see before. “They’ll read a story and they think they understood it. And then we start talking about it more and we start asking more questions — ‘Oh, wow, there’s all these other layers to it.’ And that’s really exciting.”

Read more of Marilyn's poetry here

(UW-Whitewater video by Jeffrey Pohorski)

WHY I TEACH is a series about the dedicated faculty at UW-Whitewater’s two campuses who make every day a teachable moment — and every place a learning place — by their expertise and example.