Kim Miner is a school teacher in Calgary who has been working hard to develop a name in the poetry world. Kim is a strong advocate for personalized instruction; Kim actively involves her students in real life, creative problem solving opportunities, both individually and in groups. Kim’s professional interests focus on inspiring students to create authentic work, within the parameters of the curriculum. Kim plans to allocate student exploration time in the classroom by providing a framework for cross-curricular, student led projects. She is admired by the Slam community for her quirky and interesting poems.