Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Today, Friday, I’m in Columbus, OH, for NCTE! It’s my first time attending since 2019, and it feels exciting and overwhelming. I’m not nearly as organized and prepared as I like to be for a big conference, but that’s just the reality of life lately. I’m trying to focus on the absolute best thing about NCTE. For me, that’s connecting with creators, educators, industry folks–all the people who are part of the magic of creating books and connecting kids with them. So I’m trying to just take deep breaths and let go of my “normal” expectations and goals. I know doing a session with some fabulous Poetry Friday friends on Saturday is going to be a highlight!
Here’s this week’s poem:
And for more wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with the amazing Irene Latham! (PS Would someone be able to add me to the Roundup?)