Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Chat with Poet Janet S. Wong

One of my favorite people, the dynamo poet Janet S. Wong, is participating in an online chat that’s open to the public starting tomorrow, March 21. What a fun way to get in gear for National Poetry Month, right around the corner. Publisher and literacy advocate, Richard C. Owen is hosting this author discussion and recently published a photo-autobiography with Janet entitled, Before It Wriggles Away, as part of their “Meet the Author” series of books for children in grades 2-5. It’s a fun series that features single titles on 35 different authors including poets Karla Kuskin, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Douglas Florian, Georgia Ella Lyon, and Jane Yolen. In addition, Janet has a wonderful new poetry collection out this spring entitled Twist; Yoga Poems. Fellow blogger, Elaine Magliaro, has an in-depth discussion of it on BlueRoseGirls, complete with an interview with Janet and her friend and illustrator, Julie Paschkis. And for more general info about Janet’s other poetry (and picture books), check out her excellent web site. Go, Janet!

1 comment:

Elaine Magliaro said...


Thanks for the link to my interview with Janet and Julie--two of my favorite children's book creators. Janet is definitely a dynamo. She's going to be here in Masachusetts next week. She will be speaking at an event for the Foundation for Children's Books, which will be held at Boston College on March 27th. I am looking forward to seeing her again.