Friday, April 19, 2019

TLA Poetry Round Up

Look at this wonderful group of poets with me! (L-R: Janet Wong, Leslie Bulion, Alan Katz, Laura Purdie Salas, David Elliott, David Bowles, Kip Wilson, and Marilyn Singer) We had a fantastic time at the 15th annual Poetry Round Up at the annual Texas Library Association annual conference in Austin, TX. Each poet shared excerpts from a current book and the audience was enthralled to hear each poem read aloud by the poet who authored it. We heard serious, silly, moving, and fascinating poems from picture book collections, novels in verse, and anthologies. It was an amazing and magical morning! 

Featured Poets:

Select Bibliography of Books by Poetry Round Up Poets
Bowles, David. 2018. They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Bulion, Leslie. 2019. Superlative Birds. Atlanta: Peachtree. 
Elliott, David. 2019. Voices. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 
Katz, Alan. 2008. Oops: Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking. Ill. by Ed Koren. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Salas, Laura Purdie. 2019. In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House. Ill. by Angela Matteson. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills/Wordsong.
Salas, Laura Purdie. 2019. Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons. Ill. by Mercé López. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press.
Salas, Laura Purdie. 2019. Snowman – Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations. Ill. by Micha Archer. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Singer, Marilyn. 2018. Have You Heard About Lady Bird: Poems about Our First Ladies.New York: Disney-Hyperion.
Singer, Marilyn. 2019. I’m the Big One Now!: Poems about Growing Up. Ill. by Jana Christy. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills/Wordsong.
Singer, Marilyn. 2019. Who Named Their Pony Macaroni? Ill. by Ryan McAmis. New York: Disney-Hyperion.
Vardell, Sylvia and Wong, Janet. 2018. Great Morning!: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud. Pomelo Books.
Wilson, Kip. 2019. White Rose. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Wong, Janet S. 2019. A Suitcase of Seaweed & More. Princeton: NJ: Yuzu Books.

Now, be sure and visit the Poem Farm where the lovely Amy LV is hosting our Poetry Friday gathering.


jama said...

What a fab looking group!! So much talent right there. :)

laurasalas said...

What a joy this event was, Sylvia--THANK YOU! And thank you to all the other poets and our wonderful audience!

Marilyn Singer said...

Thank you, Sylvia! It was a terrific event and I was honored to be a part of it!

Linda Mitchell said...

Fabulous post gathering. You have the best job!