My poems in Stinkwaves Magazine!

I’m happy to announce two of my poems for kids are available in the Spring 2017 issue of Stinkwaves Magazine! I was really excited to find a YA magazine devoted to speculative fiction, poetry, and art. They’re also engaged in building a community of writers and artists, including young and up-and-coming creators, through the magazine […]

Happy National Poetry Month

Poetry books are popping up like Easter eggs! Since I reviewed Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson, Quarto for Kids/MoonDance Press has published three more titles in their Poetry for Kids series. They’ve chosen some wonderful American writers; crossing fingers that the publisher branches out into poets of color, too. I haven’t read these yet, but […]

Book review: Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson

I was lucky enough to snag a copy of the gorgeous, brand-new Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson from Quarto Publishing. If you love poetry and art–or heck, just appreciate thoughtful contemplation of the seasons–check out this book. Divided into seasons, 35 of Dickinson‚Äôs nature poems edited by Dickinson expert Susan Snively¬†dance among beautiful ink-and-watercolor illustrations […]

Book review: Brown Girl Dreaming

How did I not know that Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming was a book in verse?! Highly awarded, this memoir (in verse!) describes the author’s childhood in the 1960’s and ’70s in Iowa, South Carolina, and Brooklyn. Woodson paints portraits of places and people with spare-yet-lush poetic language. Each poem could stand alone, some moreso […]