Category Archives: Children’s Illustration & Writing

Poetry Friday–Inaugural Poems 2021

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m moving forward slowly with hope, for our country, America, and our world. I was smitten with our Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, THE HILL WE CLIMB. My post today includes a golden shovel poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Figure Drawing Class, Poem, & Art

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m interrupting the ongoing political airways… To bring you… My brand new Online Figure Drawing–Painting & Composition Class, beginning next week on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Harper College in their Community Education Department–and am looking to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Democracy & Beginnings…

beginnings can be difficult–but we can chooseto begin again…© 2021 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! My thoughts and poems are on the events of our US Certification Day, and the aftermath that unfolded… I’m still processing, but I’m also in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year 2021!

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy New Year!!! Here we are turning a new page, taking a new breath, a new sigh… NEW YEAR New Year New Word New World New England New Orleans New York New Delhi New Guinea New … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Winter Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday I’m sharing a Winter Poem Swap gift and poem, from the collage artist extraordinaire Linda Mitchell. Linda has grown a garden for me chock full of words and nested in a collaged seed packet; a collaged bookmark–complete … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Roundup is Here, dusted in Stardust!

Happy Poetry Friday! The Poetry Friday Roundup is Here! Please add your link below In this dark time of year when light is scarce, I like looking up to the sky for hope and inspiration. Before bed each night, I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hanukkah

HANUKKAH YOU’RE  HERE… Hanukkah, your haloing glow creeps up on us each year… Sometimes early, sometimes late sometimes just right. You follow moon’s lunar calendar– But, most of us work-crazed creaturesfollow work-crazed Gregorian calendars. Here you are again early in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Blueness

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a short post, sharing some Blue Chicago art and poetry both available in my Etsy Shop, and for any local Chicago friends at the Evanston Art Center’s Winter EXPO 2020 Show–open through 12-20-20. Early … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–More #haikuforhope

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some haiku, haiga, and bookmarks today. This haiga print was part of my package that I sent to Tricia Stohr-Hunt for this summer’s poem swap. It’s available in my Etsy Shop as a print and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poetry Reading & daily poems

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing a little left over summertime before we dive into winter, in celebration of last weeks election results and a Poetry Reading that’s coming up next week. Next Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 pm, CST I … Continue reading

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