Happy Poetry Friday!
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One of my favorite poets is Amy Ludwig VanDerwater over at The Poem Farm. Besides loving her work, I just love how generous and warm and smart she is. You probably already know her fabulous blog, but did you know her website is awesome, too? As I thought about what I wanted to add to my new site, Amy’s was one of the sites I shamelessly looked to for inspiration. She has A Handful of Poetry, a selection of poems, right there in her main sidebar. Now Amy shares a gazillion poems on her blog, so why do that? But I realized people who visit her site might not be blog readers, and her small selection of poems is a great way to share her voice and style–without overwhelming them with that gazillion poems. So I decided to do something similar on my site, and I ended up with A Poetry Sampler, 10 poems of different styles, audience ages, and topics, just to give a feel for the range of poems I like to write.
There you’ll see several poems that have appeared on my blog, plus one or two that have never been published anywhere. One of the ones I don’t think I’ve shared is “Soap Bubbles,” so that’s the one I’m hoping you’ll read.
It’s in Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong’s Poetry Friday Anthology for Science, and it’s extra-appropriate because I’m presenting with them, along with Susan Marie Swanson and (I think) Nancy Bo Flood, about poetry at NCTE this afternoon!
OK, I’m totally wrong. I see after checking my records that this poem hasn’t been published anywhere! So hard to remember. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it. And if you don’t have time to visit my Sampler, here’s “Soap Bubbles” for you:>)
Tricia, one of my lovely Poetry Sisters, will have today’s Poetry Friday Roundup at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Happy Poetry Friday, you guys!