Thursday, May 24, 2012

Making a Poetry Chapbook

The question of the day seems to be, "What is a chapbook?" There is a great answer at Writer's Digest.

I'm putting one together for a class I'm taking and I'm about three-fourths of the way through.

Read about my experience at the whatnot shop.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Poems, Poems, Poems

My son came home with a gift for me today. A book of poetry he wrote in his 4th grade class.

It made me cry. I guess I have another poet in the family. Here is one selection:

         I wish I could fly.
         Like a bird.
         And dream about falling off a cliff.
         I am flying over the sea.
         I used to swim all day.
         But now I want to fly.
         I seem to make a house.
         But I'm really me.

By Miles Hatton, Age 9 (when he wrote it)


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Spine Poetry

A friend that I met through My Name is Not Bob’s Platform Challege was inspired to create a Bookshelf Poetry Challenge.

Spine Poetry is a bunch of books stacked up to create a poem from the titles on the book spines.

I raided my kids’ bookshelves for this one – and then also tossed in a couple of my favorites.

Amazon inserted more information than I included.

Here is how I wrote out my poem (see below for Amazon's version):

         Dear Children of the Earth, (A Letter From Home),
                 How to Be An Explorer of the World:
         Vacation Under the Volcano
         Picnic, Lightning,
         dream of night,
         Ask and It is Given
         Good night,

Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home [DEAR CHILDREN OF THE EARTH -OS]
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House, No. 13)
Picnic, Lightning
Dream of Night
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
Goodnight Moon


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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Raychelle Writes: The Writer's Block Interviews

Raychelle Muhammad was kind enough to interview me and post it on her blog. Check it out and learn how Mouse Tales Press came to be.

Thanks, Raychelle!