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Irene Latham is a poet and novelist who was born the middle child and first daughter of five kids.

Irene has lived all sorts of places and traveled worldwide. Since 1984 she has called Birmingham, Alabama, home.

She thinks growing up with three brothers was great preparation for raising her three sons. She also thinks getting a sister was one of the best things that has ever happened to her.

Irene is proud to be the only leftie in her family of origin AND in her current family.

According to Irene's Dr. Seuss' MY BOOK ABOUT ME, she has wanted to be writer since she was eight years old.

She also wanted to train a horse that her sister would ride to victory in the Kentucky Derby. That hasn't happened. Yet.

Irene didn't take a single writing course
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If thirst has a color (poem)

Me with some fabulous
future teachers at Troy University-Dothan.Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Cheriee at Library Matters for Roundup.

It's been a busy week for me with travels to Troy, AL and Dothan, AL... and next up Auburn, AL! Then next week Charles Waters comes to Alabama, and we have quite a few groups we'll be working with in addition to dashing down to Mobile, AL, for s... Read more of this blog post »
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The Truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (write-in)
 
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Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard (write-in)
 
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Hunger (write-in)
 
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Sridhar Babu hai...hai...Irene,thanks for adding me your friend,by the by hows my profile pic., am I cute..I 've named this photo as "Sridhar apothesis"(Sridhar raised as God) lovely isn't it..


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