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Poetry Friday: Announcing the CYBILS Poetry Panelists and Judges

It’s Friday. Head to The Poem Farm for more poetry.

Selecting from the CYBILS applicants is always SO difficult. There are such good applicants that are passionate about poetry. 244 more words

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Repost: Poetry Friday on Author Amok

Poet Laura Shovan talks about what a mother goes through when her daughter wants to wear a tux to a school dance. By sheer coincidence, she happened upon a poem of mine in THEY dealing with a similar subject. 6 more words

Sue Ellen Thompson

POETRY FRIDAY: Jesse Winchester, A Singer and Songwriter with Roots in the American South (VIDEOS)

By Elaine Magliaro

According to Mandalit Del Barco (NPR), singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester had planned to become a lawyer after he graduated from college. In 1967, however, he got his draft notice and fled to Canada. 244 more words


Paul Simon reunion

Paul Simon reunion

Duncan, my dear, take me to the Mardi Gras
to the outrageous hurricane eye
for the mother and child reunion.

Just because I was not born under African skies… 452 more words

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Summer Serenity

Poetry heals. Yesterday I posted about my student whose mother died. Amy (who is our awesome hostess today) sent a comment with a poetry resource for healing, … 110 more words


friday feast: the birthday bear (+lemon-glazed tea cookies)

Guess who had a birthday this week?

Yes, the 6″ tan teddy bear who frequents this blog turned 26 on Wednesday. Back in September 1988, he winked at me from a booth at the Fall Teddy Bear Show in Timonium, Maryland. 763 more words

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Poetry Friday-A GREAT Nephew & A GREAT Aunt-Episode 2

Welcome back to A GREAT Nephew & A GREAT Aunt where I team up with my GREAT nephew, Landon, and we bring our GREAT readers a-picture-with-a-poem sort of thing. 228 more words