Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Donna Marie Merritt – Poet Interview
Aside from my picture book review of HI, KOO, last Friday, I haven’t been very active in poetry month this year. Before May is upon us, I wanted to rectify this and highlight a poet on the blog. Today’s interview … Continue reading
Posted in children's books, Interview, poetry Tagged A Caregiver's View, A Fury of Motion by Charles Ghigna, A Journey in Poetry, adults, Byrd's Books, Cancer, Carl Sandberg, children, children's poetry, Donna Marie Merritt, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gwendolyn Brooks, Her House and Other Poems, Hickory Stick Bookshop, J. Patrick Lewis, Job Loss, Job Loss; Cancer, Kane Press, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Love That Dog by Sharon Creech, poet interview, poetry, Robert Hayden, Sailing Alone Around the Room by Billy Collins, Stairwell Books, The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Too Tall Tina, What's Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life 14 Comments