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!