Friday, July 24, 2015

POP! BAM! YAY!

Hello, and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for Roundup... and for a look at some Louisiana poems she received from me (complete with typo) as part of Summer Poetry Swap. I lived in Folsom, LA, for 5 magical years, so I felt right at home in those poems. Sometimes I miss the bayou!

And now a bit of news, fresh from yesterday's Publisher's Weekly:

“Rebecca Davis at Boyds Mills/Wordsong has acquired Pop! Bam! Boom! by Irene Latham. Explosions start small and grow ever-larger in this collection of poems where popcorn kernels leap, ideas tsunami, fireworks frazzle, racehorses surge, dreams steam, and supernovas radiate. A pub date has not been set; Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio negotiated the deal for world rights.


Yay! I sometimes forget to celebrate my writing successes, so I made myself write this blog post. The announcement caught me totally by surprise!

Confession: I stole the header for this post from a congratulatory email sent to my by Greg Pincus. SO clever. Thank you!

It's been such a busy summer, so I haven't shared my own amazing Summer Poem Swap goodies, but I will, very soon. Such a wonderful community we have here... putting it on my #EveryBrilliantThing list. xo

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new book sale, Irene! That's wonderful news and your book sounds wonderful, too.

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    1. Thank you, Tamera! Long live poetry for children! :)

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  2. I love the concept of your book, Irene!! Can't wait to buy it :-)

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha -- it was actually inspired by a poem called "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175884

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  3. Great news, Irene! Congratulations!

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  4. So many congratulations, Irene! Libraries everywhere are sparking with glee in anticipation of your next collection! xoxo

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    1. Sparking! :) Only you, Amy LV, only you. xo

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  5. Pop! Bam! Boom! sounds fun! I'll look for it when it comes out.

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    1. Thank you, Monica! Lots of active verbs and a challenge to not use "explode." :)

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  6. Congratulations, Irene! What exciting news!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! xo

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  7. Congratulations! This book sounds awesome!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. It was a fun book to write. Happy day to you!

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  8. Wow! I know it will be good, Irene. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I appreciate you celebrating with me! xo

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  9. Congrats for another book on its way to publication! I hope we don't have to wait too long.

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    1. Oh, Ramona, you nailed it... the wheels of publishing do turn awfully slowly sometimes... thanks for stopping by! xo

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  10. CONGRATS!! Can't wait for this explosive new book to pop into my classroom!

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  11. Wow! You're on fire, Irene. I'm so happy for all of your success! Congratulations!

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  12. WOW! Irene, huge happy hugs with sparklers all around! Congratulations, my friend! XO

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  13. POP! BAM! KAPOW and YAY indeed, Irene--mazel tov on the birth of a new book!

    AND...what a wonderful poem on KeriRecommends today (7/31/15)!

    AND...I just met your friend Lori Nichols at the SCBWI faculty dinner. Small, small wonderful world!

    xox

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  14. OUTSTANDING! Can't wait to read it. LATHAM POWER STRIKES AGAIN!

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  15. I was on vacation in July and didn't see this Irene. Just wanted to extend a belated CONGRATULATIONS! It sounds like a fabulous collection. :)

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