Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Life (both personal and professional) has been super busy lately, and I confess I wasn’t planning to post for Poetry Friday this week. But then…
I saw that Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s Forest Has a Song, one of my very favorite poetry collections of recent years, won the inaugural SCBWI Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award! So I had to give a shout-out for this lovely book today–congratulations, Amy! You can see a couple of poems I’ve shared from it, by clicking here.
Congratulations also to Irene Latham and Kate Hosford, whose lovely/fun books were honor books for the award!
And then Penny Parker Klostermann (whose picture book There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight has gotten such lovely notice) messaged me to let me know that she was featuring Ken Slesarik on her blog for Poetry Friday, and he is sharing a 1st-grade collaboration inspired by Water Can Be…. Wait until you see it! The post featuring Ken and his students’ work features a sassy “A First Grader Can Be…” poem with amazing art! I hope you’ll check it out! (You can see Ken and his students from a couple of years ago here, when I shared a poem he wrote for the Poetry Friday Anthology for Science.) I’m honored that Water Can Be… inspired Ken and his kids!
Artist, writer, poet Robyn Hood Black has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Life on the Deckle Edge. Enjoy!