Category Archives: Writing

Poetry Friday–#NaPoWriMo Climate Endangered Bird

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month!  For National Poetry Month, I’m going to be focusing on nature and climate endangered birds, with poems and art. I’m following birds that Audubon has categorized as climate endangered or climate threatened, … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo 2020 Day 1 -Feathered Friends

  Happy National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo! Here’s a poem to lift your spirits, inspired by my early morning feathered friends! #Birds #Climateendangered #Poem MORNING WAKEUP CALL Cock a doodle doo rang out rooster’s rollicking call, Cherup, cherup, cherup, sang … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Women & Spring leaves art activity

  wash your thoughts in spring’s  greens, while remembering we are one of many… © 2020 Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum had an interesting post on lichens and leaves and they talked about the naturalist … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Roundup is Here & Spring

Happy Poetry Friday! Come on in, the Poetry Friday Roundup is here, leave your poetry links below with Mister Linky. I’ve invited Spring for a brief escape from all the scariness out there… So, kick back and bathe yourself in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Migratory Birds & Songs…

Happy Poetry Friday! This weekend we move into Day Light Savings time in the midwest, and welcome more hours of evening light. We are also welcoming all the spring migratory birds, some that stay till fall, and some that visit, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Leap Year…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m not one to sidestep bad news, however there’s so much out there I’m taking a break and offering a light post on our one in every four year occurrence of Leap Year… My Leap Year poem … 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–Snow, Birds, Valentine’s…

  Happy Poetry Friday! Brrr, our temps are plummeting here in Chicago, but along with that we’ve received a lovely sprinkling of snow…  windy, snowy, “brave irene” kinda day, with pine wiggling magic © 2020 Michelle Kogan I’m going to … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Fish & thoughts of our time

  Happy Poetry Friday! I am fishy sitting for my college daughter’s fish while she is in NYC doing two internships with two different fashion companies this semester. Hence I’ve been spending time with her Betta fish Frida, and getting … Continue reading

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