So you want to have a poem or three or six published?Really?Great!But now what?If you are a poet with any amount of submission experience, you know that getting poems published in a lit mag is a hard process, oftentimes a gamble and a time suck if you aren’t successful. Yes, I said if you aren’t … Continue reading Crystal’s Guide to Literary Magazines
Earlier, I took a serious looked at David McKee's Not Now Bernard. I looked at it from an adult's point of view. But as one of my friend's pointed out in a response, children won't read the book the way I do. They won't pick up on the subtlety. I was reminded of this when … Continue reading Cuddle Bear Reads
I'm ceding the floor for this post as Funny Bunny has dictated a post to me. She'd like to tell you about her first day of school. I am [Funny Bunny]. I have just finished my first day in Year 2. Miss Miller* is my new teacher, she is very very nice and she helped … Continue reading My First Day of Year 2 by Funny Bunny
For those of us who sent one or more of our children back to school today, I give a happy "yay!" to. My hope is that some normalcy will do us good. Funny Bunny is still waking up during the night from nightmares, despite having gone back to school last term and going to a … Continue reading Not Now, Bernard by David McKee
As parents, we reread more stories than most other kind of books. Sometimes the experience is painful. I remember reading some very simple story about Sophie the Giraffe to Funny Bunny 7+ times in a row when she was little. It would get to the point where my mouth would say the words without really … Continue reading Grumpycorn by Sarah McIntyre
I'm please to announce that my poem "An Elegy on Castile" is out by the journal Another North. This piece documents the murder of Philando Castile in July of 2016. The poem also talks about the effect of his death - who he was and how it added to the growing movement of Black Lives … Continue reading Publication Update – Poem out in Another North!
In my last post, I mentioned that we opted to send Funny Bunny back to school for the month it reopened. The reason being is that the school seemed to have a reasonable safety plan and she would only have a class of 9 or 10. But another reason is that the girls fought a … Continue reading Cuddle Bear: On Her Own