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Homage to My Backbone

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) It’s the last Friday of the month, which means it’s Poetry Sisters time! We wrote poems in the style of Lucille Clifton’s “homage to my hips.” Such a fantastic poem, and so hard for me to write in

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Unanswerable Question Poem with the Poetry Sisters

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) During National Poetry Month, I’m posting a magnipoem each day that I can. That’s a poem inspired by my simply looking at an object under a magnifying glass for 1 minute each day, and then jotting a poem. Feel free

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King of the Pond and My Poetry Month Project

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Whew, it’s been a week! This month, we wrote pantoums. There’s so much repetition! I think I like reading them more than I like writing them! I do love Rush’s “The Larger Bowl,” and play it on my

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Thank You for Asking (an epistolary poem)

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Just a reminder of a free Zoom about Oskar’s Voyage. Hope to see you there! This month, we poetry sisters wrote epistolary poems. I love this form of poems written as letters, even though I’ve only written a

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A Pony Frozen in Time

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, we wrote poems inspired by the very cool pinata art of Roberto Benevidez. If you go here and scroll down, you’ll see the horse art that I wrote to. Oh, or here’s his IG post with

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December, an Elfchen

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone, to the final Poetry Friday of 2023! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Amazing watercolorist Michelle Hogan is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. I feel like I’m in a contest to see how many times I can say the same two words

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Hawk, Inspired by Valerie Worth’s Small Poems

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Happy Thanksgiving! I was at NCTE last weekend, and I have so much to be grateful for about that. I’ll share some pics and stories next Friday! Meanwhile, this month, we were writing poems in the style of

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Her Time Will Come, a Bouts-Rimés Draft

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Well, I feel guilty even posting this. Not only did I NOT get to the live write with my poetry sisters last weekend, I barely know what this form is. I just took the rhymed pairs that my

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That Day in July

That Day in July

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, we Poetry Princesses played with the exquisite corpse form. Through a series of direct messages, we created a “poem” of original lines alternated with some of Linda Mitchell’s wonderful clunkers. The idea was we’d each take

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Noise of the World

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Also, you can skip the writing process and go right to my draft on the full-cover graphic near the bottom :>) Quick note: I’m looking for an online critique group of picture book authors that focuses solely on

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