It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/7/18

On the blog: A conclusion to Poetry Writing Month with “What a Poem Needs” A slice about What’s in My Notebook My Children’s Literature students shared their Top 10 lists for the semester A reflection on what those pre-service teachers in Children’s Literature learned Another winning middle-grade novel from Erin Entrada Kelly, You Go First…

What’s In My Notebook: Slice of Life #sol18

I have never been the kind of writer who finishes a notebook in a month or two–until now. I filled an entire notebook in March and April! I have been keeping notebooks all of my adult life–sometimes sporadically, sometimes with daily dedication. But I fill them slowly. I like to write about my notebooks. In…

What a Poem Needs #NaPoWriMo18 #NPM2018

  A poem needs companions The words of writers Who traveled this path before A poem needs a question Curiosity Wonderings and discovery A poem needs space The distant view out windows Fields to wander in A poem needs light Sunshine to balance the dark Of difficult things A poem needs time A quiet introspection…