Category Archives: Picture Book

Poetry Friday– AT THE POND, Poetry Book by David Elliott, Illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Earth Day! I’m tickled pink today, or perhaps green to be sharing a book review and comments from author and poet, David Elliott on his new poetry book, AT THE POND! David Elliott’s new verse … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NPM–Meadowlark

Happy Poetry Friday! Happy Poetry Month! There are S-o-o-o-o many poetry opportunities to partake in, I wish I could skip sleeping this month and fill up on more of the poetry out there. Here’s a couple of places to wet … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-“Creative Brain”

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s 9th Annual February Poetry Project, where we write a poem a day during February. This year our poem prompt focus is the body. My Poem-Drawing here is from a prompt this … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–”UNFORGIVABLE FEBRUARY”

Happy Poetry Friday Well I think my winter blahs decided to visit me early, they usually visit sometime in mid to late February but decided to creep up on me earlier this year… Hence my poem this week, UNFORGIVABLE FEBRUARY. … 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 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–Celebrate Literacy Day with DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD

Happy Poetry Friday! International Literacy Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 8th. What better way to begin celebrating it than with a wonderful book… I offer you DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD POEMS, QUOTES, AND ANECDOTES FROM A TO … Continue reading

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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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