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June 27, 2012

Subscribe to the podcast! Click to tweet. How do you market a self-published book of  poetry for kids? This podcast interview with poet and social media maven Greg Pincus will explain it all (well, maybe not all) for you! In the show you’ll hear a review by Julie Falatko of The Obstinate Pen by Frank…

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 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 22, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Laurel Snyder. It breaks my heart when I talk to a kid who says they “hate poetry” or that they “can’t read poetry.”  Especially if they think it’s “too hard.”  Poetry is the easiest thing in the world. Or it can be.    If it feels hard, and you don’t want…

April 21, 2012

Today’s guest poet poster is Anastasia Suen. Follow Anastasia on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter. Anastasia at age 12: I wrote my first book when I was eleven. It was a picture book, and poetry wasn’t far behind. I wrote poetry in junior high and high school. Combining the two — picture books and poetry…

April 12, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Sylvia Vardell, whose blog is Poetry for Children Find Sylvia on Facebook   Test your Poetry IQ Sylvia says since April is National Poetry Month it’s the perfect time to test what you know about poetry! No cheating by scrolling down to check the answers! See how you do on…