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Immovable

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m swamped with a new part-time job (royalties are down, and family expenses are up), a new contract to write four work-for-hire books, and several different presentations to work on–yikes! So, I’m sharing this silly poem about Highland cattle that

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Folly — a Definito

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) [ETA: Our older daughter had unexpected gallbladder removal yesterday, so I’ll be a bit behind in replying to your comments. (She’s doing okay but is in a lot of pain.) Looking forward to getting to them sometime over

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Flight #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) You guys, Scotland was amazing. It was just magical to be able to travel with my husband and my sister and her husband, and then to have Maddie join us for the last weekend in Edinburgh (the Queen–that’s a whole

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Canyoning #WaterPoemProject

I recently shared a favorite rock with some friends and also some schools I visited. It’s from Scotland, from a trip Randy and I took there in 2008. Today’s poem is inspired by a memory from that very same trip. Randy and I went canyoning, and it was AMAZING! Here’s

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Young Authors Conference: Individual Poems from May 21

I presented at a Young Authors Conference yesterday and worked with 4th and 5th graders all day at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Minnesota. What a great group! After some brainstorming and group writing, the kids wrote individual poems (cinquains) from the point of view of either a castle or

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Young Authors Conference: Group Poems from May 21

Hi! Thank you for your attention and participation and enthusiasm yesterday. You guys rocked! I had so much fun writing poetry with you, and I hope you did, too. Here are the three group poems we wrote yesterday. For anybody reading this who wasn’t there, we worked on cinquains that

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