Pulitzer Prize Poet with Dyslexia


This opinion piece in the NY Times, Words Failed, Then Saved Me poignantly reminds us there are different facets of language. To become gifted and talented in one aspect (poetry) and struggle with another (reading) proves again that teachers and parents need to be sleuths of talent as much as they focus on deficits.

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer prize winner for poetry, didn’t begin to learn to read until he was eleven years old. His forthcoming memoir, “My Dyslexia” describes his own journey to literacy.

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