Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two of Us Go to NYC...and Live to Tell the Tale!

Alice and Kristen just got back from the NYC SCBWI conference, it was wonderful.  Even more wonderful is that they were able to make it there and back before the blizzard of 2011 hit!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Oh, to Be a Worm

Oh, to be a worm!
To hear Mom say,
“Now children,
            eat your dirt all up!”

Better yet, a snake.
I’d talk in hisses,
nothing but SSSSSes
            and never have to spell!

I could be a wolf.
With a bright full moon,
I’d howl and howl,
            and no one could turn out the light!

If I were a hawk,
I’d float on air
Then dive with a scream
            and shave your hair right off!

by Claire Garden 

Friday, January 7, 2011


How does a word taste?
Does it crunch or crumble?
Is it fluid enough for poems
Or foundation material to lay essays on
Or the billowy ephemerata of dreams?
Does a word skip over bumpy, gravel roads
Like ‘rambunctious’
Or lie low and take the long view
Like ‘perspective’?
Will it make a point like ‘dot’
Or continue to ‘swiggle’ in mouth and mind?
Poems are craft
But poets are daft.
from Common Ground by Alice Anna Reese