Friday, April 06, 2007

POETRY FRIDAY POTPOURRI

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Last Sunday, I launched my solo blog Wild Rose Reader. I will be posting most of my blog articles there from now on—but I will still be writing for Blue Rose Girls now and again. We’d like to keep up the Poetry Friday tradition at BRG.

At Wild Rose Reader, I will be writing about more than poetry. Check out my inaugural post, Welcome to Wild Rose Reader, in which I write about some of my “high hopes” for my new blog.

FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Taking the lead from Gregory K. at GottaBook, I will also be posting an original poem every day during the month of April at Wild Rose Reader. Click here to view all of the poems I have posted to date.

Click here for my Wild Rose Reader review of NIBBLE NIBBLE, a charming poetry book for very young children. The book, which is beautifully illustrated by Wendell Minor, contains five of the poems from the 1959 edition of Margaret Wise Brown’s book of the same title.

Click here for my review of an outstanding new anthology of poems for very young children: HERE'S A LITTLE POEM.


Check this out: Poem-A-Day for National Poetry Month at the website of the Academy of American Poets. You can even sign up to have a poem emailed to you every day during the month of April.

Click here for Poetry Books Recommended by Horn Book Editors. The list of books is divided into four categories: Picture Books, Intermediate, Young Adult, and Nonfiction.

Jane Kenyon is one of my favorite poets. For this first Poetry Friday during National Poetry Month, I am giving you a link to Let Evening Come, a Kenyon poem that has a special meaning for me. I read it at the funeral of my beloved father-in-law in 1998.


MY INTERVIEW AT 7-IMP


Eisha and Jules, the lovely contributors to the terrific 7-Imp blog, asked all of us Blue Rose Girls for an interview. Since we decided to have the interviews conducted on an "age before beauty" basis—I got to go first! You can read my interview here.

Thanks, Eisha and Jules, I enjoyed being interviewed by two of the hippest ladies in the kidlitosphere.

3 comments:

Dave said...

Hey congrats on your new blog launch! I checked it out. It's going to be great. Reading your blog makes me want to be a kid again. Those were the fun days when we can run around the library. ^_^

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Dave!

It's fun having a solo blog...but eats up a lot of my time. Oh well, it's more enjoyable than cleaning the house!

eisha said...

Hip?? Us? Aw, you're too sweet. Thanks! And I'm so glad you're keeping up the Poetry Friday tradition.