Category Archives: Picture Book

Poetry Friday–Poetry Mix & Flowers

hollyhocks, dance in my dreams and multiply… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! I am thinking about the fall, schools beginning, and people returning to on location jobs. My first thoughts are, we’re not ready. Hence this tanka poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Nikki Grimes!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to be part of the Poetry Friday celebration of awarding winning author, poet, and artist Nikki Grimes! I’ve read a handful of Nikki’s 75 + books and have many more waiting for me. What comes … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–May: THESE BRAVE HANDS

      Happy Poetry Friday and Happy May! I’m sharing a poem that’s very new, and that I worked on over the last day or two. It’s  a prompt that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes gave us at her blog, Today’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Art: Process, Practice, Presentation, Student’s of Michelle Kogan

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m Happy to share with you images from my Student’s Exhibit: ART: PROCESS, PRACTICE, PRESENTATION. We had a wonderful opening last Sunday with delectable edibles and conversations! The artwork is from four classes that I teach … Continue reading

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Blog Tour–AFTER DARK: POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS by David L. Harrison

Welcome to the 6th blog tour stop for David L. Harrison’s new book: AFTER DARK: POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, And Book Giveaway! Today I’m happy to feature David L. Harrison’s intriguing new Children’s Book, AFTER DARK: POEMS ABOUT NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Holiday EXPO 2019 & Ginger Spice

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing some sweetness and spice in poetry and images this week for my post. My images are from The 2019 Winter Art & Crafts EXPO at the Evanston Art Center open now through December 21, 2019 … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Voices for Climate & Justice

Happy Poetry Friday! This has been quite a week between the frigid cold we’ve had here in Chicago, and the beginning of the Impeachment hearings… I found a post by artist/Illustrator Emma Reynolds, whose from across the pond, calling for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–is it still fall?

Happy Poetry Friday I think it’s still fall, but I’m starting to wonder… We’ve been having some very cold snowy days here in Chicago, our windy city. But I’m holding on to fall till December and bringing you some fallish poems … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Summer Poem Swap & Thanks

Happy Poetry Friday! Tabatha Yeatts created a “glowing” acrostic poem-bookmark for me for the Summer Poetry Swap, thanks so much Tabatha, and thanks for organizing the swap again this summer too, xo! She used some of my art as the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–For Lee Bennett Hopkins, #DearOneLBH

Happy Poetry Friday!  This week for Poetry Friday many of us have written poems for our Dear Poet Pied Piper Lee Bennett Hopkins, who we just lost. We have borrowed lines from his poems and then created a new poem … Continue reading

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