April Halprin Wayland

April 16, 2022

My friend, poet and teacher April Halprin Wayland, shares one of her poems with us, “Exercising My Voice.” Look for her Passover book, More Than Enough: A Passover Book, which is newly available in paperback, as an audio book, and as an e-book. Illustrated by Katie Kath, and published by Dial Books, it’s a beautiful book. And this is an inspiring poem! Thanks for contributing to my blog during National Poetry Month, April.

Here’s the poem as it was published in Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving, Pomelo Books.

Exercising My Voice

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...