Monday, April 12, 2010

Poetry Tag: Jane Yolen is IT

Jane Yolen read Alice Schertle’s clever cinquain (yesterday) and focused on the birds in Alice’s poem. She then made her selection from her recent book An Egret’s Day to continue our game of Poetry Tag.

By Jane Yolen

Its plumes resemble Belgian lace
That ladies wear most anyplace.
However, plumes like these should stay--
No matter what hat-makers pay--
Upon the shoulders of the egret.
My take on this is hardly secret.

Yolen, Jane. 2010. An Egret’s Day. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.

Five fun facts about Jane Yolen
*both her parents were writers
*she studied ballet at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet
*she has half a dozen honorary doctoral degrees
*she lives in one-half of a 1902 Arts & Crafts mansion in Scotland during the long summers
*she has written more than 300 books for children and in nearly every genre
[Based on Poetry People; A Practical Guide to Children’s Poets]

Look for these selected poetry books by Yolen:
*With Andrew Fusek Peters, Switching on the Moon; A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems (Candlewick, 2010)
*An Egret’s Day (Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 2010)
*Here’s a Little Poem (with Andrew Fusek Peters; Candlewick, 2007)
*How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? (Blue Sky Press, 2000)
*Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People (Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 2000)
*Once Upon Ice and Other Frozen Poems (Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1997)
*Sacred Places (Harcourt Brace, 1996)

Next up: Heidi Stemple

Posting (not poem) by Sylvia M. Vardell © 2010. All rights reserved.

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