Did Someone Mention Madness?

Thank you to Doraine Bennett for hosting Poetry Friday this week and for posting her interview with Laura Purdie Salas at her blog.



Laura was the very first person to sign up for the Madness! 2012 poetry tournament (see left sidebar).

Now, just three weeks later, 58 of 64

Madness! Writing 126 New Children’s Poems in 21 Days

“No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.” — Aristotle

Every March, like many Americans, I cannot help but get caught up in college basketball’s year end championship tournament. Even if I hadn’t paid a lick of attention all season, how can I not watch? It’s March Madness!!! (Sorry CBS, we’re never gonna

New Poem (with Bonus Activity!): Worst In Show

Thank you to Elaine at Wild Rose Reader for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday round-up. I am pleased to be participating again after my debut last week. Thank you all for the kind comments.

This event is a great motivator to finally finish some poems that I’ve had hanging around for years. Here is another

New Poem: Who Is This Woman And Why Is She Trying To Kiss Me?

I’m pleased to participate in Poetry Friday for the first time. Thank you to Tara at A Teaching Life for hosting.

With the holidays still somewhat fresh in our memories, I figured I’d share a poem of mine that is all too familiar to kids around this time of year. Enjoy!


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