Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Will I See You in Washington at Poetry Camp?

I'm so excited to be heading to Western Washington University (in Bellingham, WA) at the end of this month for Poetry Camp - a day about sharing, teaching, and understanding poetry. Yeah, it's a one day camp/conference about children's poetry - be still my heart (and thanks to Janet Wong, Sylvia Vardell, and the folks at WWU for putting it together). I'm part of a presentation (on blogging and poetry along with the fabulous Jone and JoAnn) but I'm also an avid attendee who is kinda giddy with anticipation.

You really gotta check out all the people going and talking... culminating with a performance by Jack Prelutsky!

If you're gonna be there, please say 'hi.' If you think you could go... please check it out!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Rules of Writing (Part One) - a poem about writing

Rules of Writing (Part One)
Greg Pincus

There are many rules of writing,
But here's one that's a myth:
You can never end a sentence
A preposition with.

It's true. I mean, it's true that it's a myth. That's something I'm sure of. I'm also sure it's Poetry Friday here in the blogosphere, and you can check out this week's roundup of posts over at Amy's amazingly awesome Poem Farm.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

All Signs Point To...

... a return to the blog by the wandering host! It's been a couple months since I was last here, though it's good to see things remain just as I left them.

It was a summer of travel and work and play for me during which I encountered many others signs, some of which I felt offered good advice and showed a theme:

Others of which I couldn't abide by for long or which just plain old took all the fun out of things:

Writing was done. Work was performed on getting The Homework Strike ready for its January launch. Poetry was created. Presentations have been thought through and brought to life. And I may have had a few desserts along the way. All in all, it was a refreshing time, though I've missed it here and am happy to be back. The pace should pick up around here yet as I learned again this summer, sometimes you need to go slow and let things play out as they must....

I hope you've all been well, and I look forward to reconnecting here at GottaBook!