Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I got to meet Margarita Engle at NCTE last fall when we were signing books next to each other. What a lovely person! Have you read her Summer Birds, with glorious illustrations by Julie Paschkis?
I confess I’m not a huge bug person. Leaving behind the palmetto bugs (think big flying cockroaches) was one of the many happy things about moving to Minnesota from Florida. One thing I love about writing books on assignment, like my Colors of Insects, though, is that they show me beauty and awesomeness in things I might not have had much appreciation for!
You can check out my poetryactions Pinterest board here and my bookalikes Pinterest board here, if you like, and don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with poet Irene Latham, who has two beautiful new poetry collections out that I need to get hold of and read. Perhaps I can share poems from both in the next month or so. They look stunning!