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[15 words or less poems] Tickets!

Photo: Laura Purdie Salas Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)! Aren’t tickets fun? They mean something is going to happen!?Here’s what this image?makes me think of: 1)?Magic show 2)?Bag filled with memories 3) The old tickets Disney World had when I was growing up

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[my writing life] John Burroughs Riverby Award

It’s been a feast of good news lately, and I’m incredibly grateful. I learned a couple of weeks ago that A Leaf Can Be… has been awarded the John Burroughs Riverby Award for excellent natural history books for young readers! You can see all five winning books here! I’ve eaten

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[Poetry Friday] Cybils!

Well, my head is still spinning from the lovely news yesterday that BookSpeak has been given the Cybils award for Poetry! I had a specific book in mind that I thought would surely win it. When I got up at 5:30 and turned on my laptop, all was calm. Email:

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[15 Words or Less Poems] Sparkle & Cybils!

Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. BookSpeak has been given the Cybils award for Poetry! I am so honored that my peeps–poetry book-lovers of the kidlitosphere–chose BookSpeak for this, especially when all the?Finalists are such fantastic collections/ anthologies that I love. (And I’m super thrilled that Wonder, which I just read, won the Middle Grade

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[Good News] “Winter Window”

I’m excited to have a poem in Cricket Magazine.It’s one I wrote a number of years ago, back when we had old double-paned windows with bad seals. Every winter, the hot air from the house would meet the cold air outside and, between the two panes, condense into moisture, freeze

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[Poetry Friday] CYBILS Finalists!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate it, and that everybody had a terrific New Year’s. I am sick with the flu and wasn’t planning to post today. But, I’m so excited that BookSpeak has made the shortlist for the CYBILS Poetry category–what an honor! So I

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[Poetry Friday] Rachel Carson: Reborn at Sea

While working on poems to submit for Dare to Dream, the fantastic new anthology edited by Jill Corcoran, I wrote two poems about environmental pioneer Rachel Carson. Jill chose a different poem, but I’m excited to say that both my Carson poems will be shared publicly. This first one, a

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