Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit one of the kindest people on the planet Catherine at Reading to the Core for a celebration of International Women's Day!
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I've been busy this week with students in Shelby County, Alabama... what an honor to share with these amazing kids and educators about my books and the writing life and Alabama!
Also, good news: I am one of 13 speakers (along with fellow children's poet Charles Ghigna) included in Read Alabama 200, a program through Alabama's Bicentennial Commission which will fund my visit to speak to groups in Alabama about my Alabama books, like LEAVING GEE'S BEND, DON'T FEED THE BOY and MEET MISS FANCY. This is a great opportunity, and any Alabama readers who may be interested, I'd love to hear from you!
I do have a women's history poem for you from SHE IS FIERCE: Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women, selected by Ana Sampson. If you haven't seen this poem before, you are in for a treat: "On Forgetting That I Am a Tree" by Ruth Awolola. Here's the poet reading the poem herself! Wishing all a happy weekend, and a happy day... don't forget to change your clock! :)