The Pomelo Poets

Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving

What would I call the flock of Pomelo poets—over 200—who created poems for Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving? I take inspiration from the birds. Imagine hundreds of…

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Poetry Rodeo and Round-Up 2018

Participating in the Poetry Rodeo is something I look forward to for months. You’ll see the joy on the faces of the poets taking part. Not only did we have fun, but we shared inspiration and important information about poetry with educators and librarians, encouraging them to use poetry in their work every day.

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Remembering Rose A. Tahe

Rose A. Tahe

I first met Rose when she was a student in a graduate level children’s literature class I was teaching for Northern Arizona University on the Navajo Nation. I wondered why Rose was seeking special certification in reading when she already had her master’s degree and probably was near retirement age.

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Celebrating cultural connections, diversity, picture books and poetry

With Sylvia Vardell, Janet Wong and librarians Ally Garcia and Marianne Follis, I was part of the “Cultural Connections: Celebrating Diversity with Picture Books and Poetry” presentation at the Public Library Association conference in Denver in April 2016. Sylvia and Janet are poetic wonders I’m proud to team with.

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