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May 17, 2018

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Well, my Poetry Month efforts fell a little short this year. I am feeling kind of glum about that, but trying to just celebrate the effort, the process. In that vein, I’m sharing a roundup of the haiku I wrote last month so that the [...]


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Published on May 17, 2018 18:00

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  I feel so lucky to have visited a couple of non-English-speaking countries. It really opens my perspective. One of the adventures is grocery shopping. Aisle after aisle of [...]


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Published on May 17, 2018 03:00

May 15, 2018

It is always a treat when a group of dedicated educators and readers choose your book for something and love it enough to create resources around it. I’m honored that the Nebraska Agriculture in the Classroom program has selected A Leaf Can Be… as its May Book of the Month. And they made an awesome [...]


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Published on May 15, 2018 05:03 • 3 views

May 10, 2018

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Each year Jone MacCulloch’s students at Silver Star School in Washington state send out poetry postcards during National Poetry Month. I had signed up back in March and promptly forgot about it. April was busy, to say in the least, and I was out of [...]


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Published on May 10, 2018 18:00

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  Thank you for being such an active and kind community while I was out of town–out of the country! We were visiting our younger daughter overseas and spent [...]


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Published on May 10, 2018 03:00

May 3, 2018

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  I’m still off the grid, so once again, I will not be able to comment. I’m hoping you guys will take it and run with it! I hope [...]


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Published on May 03, 2018 03:00 • 2 views

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April 26, 2018

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  I’m largely off the grid this week and next, so I won’t be able to comment on your poems. I hope you’ll still participate and offer support and [...]


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Published on April 26, 2018 03:00

April 25, 2018