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Michelle Heidenrich Barnes is an award-winning children's poet, anthologist, and teacher. Her poetry appears in I Am Someone Else: Poems About Pretending (Charlesbridge), The Poetry of US (National Geographic), One Minute Till Bedtime (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers), and Great Morning! Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud (Pomelo Books), among others. Her blog, Today's Little Ditty, is a poetry playground featuring writing tips, interviews with authors and editors, and monthly poetry challenges for anyone with a passion for wordplay. To date Michelle has edited three volumes of The Best of Today's Little Ditty which can be used to practice creative writing with students or on your own. Visit Michelle at her website: MichelleHBarne ...more

Filling the Well: Vincent van Gogh and Katsushika Hokusai

  The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
from the series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei)”
Art Institute of Chicago
 There is peace even in the storm. – Vincent van Gogh
  Watch Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave (an interesting three minute film): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9zRbwh43I
"It seems to have been Vincent van Gogh and his brother, Theo, who were among
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Filling the Well: Vincent van Gogh and Katsushika Hokusai

 

The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)from the series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei)”
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Hop To It by Sylvia M. Vardell
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When it comes to children's poetry anthologies, one of the things Pomelo Books does best is meet the needs of educators and home schooling parents by giving them exactly what they need, exactly when they need it. HOP TO IT was originally intended as ...more
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Bayou Song by Margaret Simon;Anna Cantrel...
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What a great book for student poets or anyone interested in learning about the flora and fauna of the Bayou Teche! I appreciated the variety of poetic styles and forms, as well as the illustrations and photographs that enhanced my experience of "bein ...more
The Poetry of US by J. Patrick Lewis
"America the (Poetically) Beautiful

“All poetry begins with Geography.”
This idea from Robert Frost which appears on the first page of a new collection of poetry illustrates best the idea of synthesis between verse and visual. The sun presents just o" Read more of this review »
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On a Snow-Melting Day by Buffy Silverman
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Described in a starred Kirkus review as “Crocus-poking, mud-luscious enjoyment,” Buffy Silverman describes On a Snow-Melting Day as "an extended poem about all the changes that occur as winter retreats and spring begins. It features chickadees sippin ...more
On a Snow-Melting Day by Buffy Silverman
"Buffy Silverman is one of my favorite nature poets, and she doesn't disappoint with this lovely book. Through sparse rhyming text -- each phrase a beautiful image in itself -- the author gently leads the reader one melting snowflake at a time through" Read more of this review »
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"This is a great collection of poetry, and I'm not just saying that because I have a couple of poems in it! The poems are accessible enough for children or reluctant adult poetry readers. They were written in response to Poetry Friday challenges on Mi" Read more of this review »
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Soccerverse by Elizabeth Steinglass
Soccerverse
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Aptly described by Kirkus as "a pitch-perfect ode to the details and delights of playing soccer," SOCCERVERSE dons 13 poetic forms to describe the world's most popular sport from a variety of viewpoints, from a diverse cast of teammates to the soccer ...more
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Ink Knows No Borders by Patrice Vecchione
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As I gathered books to feature for National Poetry Month in 2019, there were a few surprises—books from authors or editors I wasn't familiar with, but that have truly rocked my world. This is one of them, edited by Patrice Vecchione. A timely poetry ...more
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Derek Walcott
“The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome.”
Derek Walcott, Sea Grapes

Edith Wharton
“Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.”
Edith Wharton, Artemis to Actaeon and Other Verses

Laura Ingalls Wilder
“Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winter

Dave Eggers
“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
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