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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–Naani’s, blueness, & Halloween…

Happy Poetry Friday! Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Vote Blue Oh ya, this week some of us … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–TREES BREATH & Online Art Exhibit

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about …space in poems… negative space, tree’s space, and people’s space… Above is the flyer for an online exhibit I’m in, Where Are We Now? Activism of the Everyday, An International Juried Virtual … 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–James Baldwin

Happy Poetry Friday! It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. Quote by James Baldwin I’ve been reading James Baldwin and my post comes from my thoughts circling around … 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–Vote Blue!

Vote Blue, Blue Wave Peace Pumpkin, 10-31-2018, Michelle Kogan Happy Poetry Friday! Our Midterm US elections are in less than a week. I’m using this opportunity to encourage all US citizens to take part in their civic duty and get out and … Continue reading

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#Inktober Day 8 & List Poem

AUTUMN CHANGES Autumn under your nose ushers in all kinds of change– already spent flowers anemone’s that waited amber, ochre leaves afire, a’ glowing marigolds, zinnias, and mums anticipated pumpkins and gourds altering breezes accordion temps toppling this way and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Syncopated Voices, March for Our Lives

Happy Poetry Friday! This is side two of my poster that I carried in the March for Our Lives, last Saturday. The rally with high school students speaking and performing poems was invigorating, hopefull, and marvelous. The poem I’m sharing … Continue reading

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Voices–Students, Poets, and Poets Postcards

Happy Poetry Friday! I have a bevy of poems and postcards to share. I’m starting with my last batch of the New Year postcard swap, that was organized by Jone Rush MacCulloch. Many thanks Jone they’ve been a treasure in so … Continue reading

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