Today’s Poetry Friday hoopla is parked at A WORD EDGEWISE, the creation of Poetry Friday public school teaching librarian-poet, Linda Mitchell.
Logbook*/ Recently I learned from artist/author John Hendrix to create a logbook.
Heart map/ In winter I learned from artist/author Georgia Heard to create heart maps.
Novel/ Recently I sent to an esteemed big city book editor, my first verse novel, completing a promise I made in 2015 to a man now my dear friend, to memorialize his year-long Holocaust escape as a 6-year-old Jewish boy, often hiding in plain view from Nazi soldiers. It is 44 poems on 50 pages, for Middle Grade. From this work:
“funny black hat Un nouveau beret!/ messy charcoal stick Entre un artiste!/ really really really stomp on grapes? Oui! Fouler les raisins!” c.JanGodownAnnino
Poem swap/ Recently I created a poem “The Glory Season” inspired by reading Thomas Lux (thanks to writing partner M.R. Street/TurtleCovePress) to send out as part of author/poet/educator Tabatha Yeatt’s organized joy called Summer Poetry Swap. My first time on this picnic!
Young Authors In recent weeks (enough with the recently already!) I was honored to be an invited teaching author at a local school’s Young Authors Conference. It is guided by debut author of DHALIA in BLOOM Susan Koehler, who is on the right.
Appreciations for your time reading here, your comments & for the everlasting joy, nourishment & love that is Poetry Friday. Happy Summer!
- Logbook page + for doodle inspiration see this post.