April 30, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Irene Latham,  an award-winning author of two volumes of poetry and two novels. She also serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal and contributes poems to Scholastic’s Storyworks and Scope magazines. Follow Irene on Twitter Follow Irene on Facebook Birmingham Arts Journal Here is Irene’s poetry post: Those who…

April 29, 2012

I “met” Greg Pincus, today’s guest poetry poster, when I came across his Fib poems and loved them. After years, I finally actually met him last summer. In person. For real. Don’t miss Greg’s site! Nor his social media focused site here. His original Fib post (that went viral and features that same first Fib)…

April 28, 2012

I am so happy Douglas Florian could join us as a guest poetry poster! He is an amazing artist, and an hysterically funny poet. Just read on, and you’ll see!   Writing poetry’s not hard. Grow a poetree in your yard. Feed it rhythm. Feed it rhyme. Feed it love most all the time. When…

April 27, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster (despite the title) is my talented friend April Pulley Sayre. When I got to the part about what her teacher did to her, I gasped. Here is what April sent me: I don’t think of myself as a poet. The moniker “poet” kind of scares me. Like I’d have to act…

April 26, 2012

Thank you, Michael J. Rosen, for being today’s guest poetry poster! Here is an interview with Michael and here is the podcast I did with him. In “Running with Trains,” two boys speak in alternating poems. By the end of the book they do meet, but for most of the novel, they observe one another…

April 24, 2012

The funny and fabulously talented Lisa Wheeler is today’s guest poetry poster! Why not check out (and LIKE) Lisa’s Facebook Page? Mother Goose was my very first introduction to poetry. Equally attracted to both the metered rhyme and colorful artwork, I embraced the poems wholeheartedly. I still do. I’ve been collecting Mother Goose books for…

April 23, 2012

Please welcome Charles Ghigna as today’s guest poetry poster!     “I hate poetry.” I’ve heard that a million times. I used to say it myself. As a teenager, I thought poetry was for sissies and grandmothers. I didn’t want any part of it. I was only interested in cars, sports, and girls — not…