Monday, March 9, 2020

"Nine Lives" poem from NINE: A Book of Nonet Poems, coming June 9!

Hello and Happy March 9. Did you know 9 is my favorite number? Want to know why?

Well. It's because I wrote this book called NINE: A Book of Nonet Poems, illus. by Amy Huntington, coming from Charlesbridge June 9.  This book is for 9 year olds and 99 year olds and anyone who remembers the wonder of age 9 or imagines the fun of age 9. Even the trim size of the book is a celebration of nine, as it measures 9 inches by 9 inches. Cool, huh?

If TLA happens as planned, I will be introducing the book to the world at Sylvia Vardell's Poetry Roundup, along with poets Vikram Madan (more on Vikram and his book A HATFUL OF DRAGON soon!), Carole Boston Weatherford, and others! I'm excited!

For today, I'd like to share the "Nine Lives" page. Didn't Amy do an amazing job?? And look: for the accountants among us... how many dogs do you see? How many "r"s in the last word of the poem? :)


Check back on the 9th of the coming months for more about this fun project. Thank you for reading!

4 comments:

  1. The book is 9x9, how perfect is that? And nine r's in Purrrrrrrrr. Looking forward to hearing about it more on April 9th!

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  2. I've pre-ordered it, Irene, and Imi will be nine this summer, a perfect book to sneak away for one of her gifts! Yes, it's picture & poem perfect!

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