Tag Archives: Irene Latham

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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Progressive Poem 2020 is here! #NPM

  Welcome to the 2020 Progressive Poem. Created originally, and hosted up to this year by Irene Latham, during National Poetry Month. This year Margaret Simon has picked up the baton and is our new host. Thank you Irene and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Holidaze & Online Art Classes

Happy Poetry Friday!  Happy Passover!  Happy Easter! Well my #NaPoWriMo project has been eclipsed by many things… the major eclipse has been work–I’ve been preparing to teach two online classes that are starting the week of April 20th. I’ve made … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 4– Morning Bunny

  Taking a brake from my bird focus to bring you this lovely cottontail I saw on my walk this morning, still had part of his/her winter coat on too… OH BUNNY Oh bunny hiding between Spring greens, you’re no bird, but … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday:Winter Poem Swap

   Happy Poetry Friday! Look at all these beautiful poetry postcards I received, each one a small treasure in words and image! They’ve brought me a sense of comfort, calm, and admiration–with a bit of fun edginess from Rebecca’s. Thanks … 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–Youth Climate Strike

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m joining the #ChicagoYouthClimateStrike, tomorrow, Friday 9-20-2019. Here’s my poster that has a poem I wrote for the march and rally.  GOOD CLIMATE Trees and bees,   Monarchs and seas  Children’s needs  Need:   Good climate  Good … Continue reading

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#ProgressivePoem 2019–Day 21

Welcome to the 2019 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem, which started way back when in 2012 by Poet and Writer Irene Latham, on her blog Live Your Poem. This year Matt Forest Esenwine led us off with a new twist. He challenged … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–#NaPoWriMo & New Etsy Card & Bookmark

Greeting Card, Girl Flower Faces, 5 x 7 inches.   Happy Poetry Friday! I’m spreading some color for Spring with poetry and art. The images here are from a new painting called Girl Flower Faces, and are available in my Etsy Shop … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Summer Poetry Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I am sharing a Poetry Swap treasure-trove I received recently. But first I would like to give a big thanks to poet, writer, and friend, Tabatha Yeatts, for organizing the swap, and providing us all with this … Continue reading

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