Robyn Hood Black - children's author, poet, artist


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April

1 Heidi at my juicy little universe

2 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference

3 Doraine at Dori Reads

4 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty

5 Diane at Random Noodling

6 Kat at Kat's Whiskers

7 Irene at Live Your Poem

8 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading

9 Linda at TeacherDance

10 Penny at a penny and her jots

11 Ramona at Pleasures from the Page

12 Janet F. at Live Your Poem

13 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

14 Jan at Bookseedstudio

15 Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales

16 Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy

17 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect

18 Buffy at Buffy's Blog

19 Pat at Writer on a Horse

20 BJ at Blue Window

21 Donna at Mainely Write

22 Jone at Jone Ruch MacCulloch

23 Ruth at There is no such thing as a godforsaken town

24 Amy at The Poem Farm

25 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge

26 Renee at No Water River

27 Matt at Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme

28 Michelle at Michelle Kogan

29 Charles at Poetry Time

30 Laura Purdie Salas at Writing the World for Kids








Hannah enjoying poetry workshop


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Hanging with fellow Georgia writers (from top, l-r) Tracy Walker, Heather Kolich, Donna Bowman, (bottom, middle) Janice Hardy and Paula Puckett
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Susan Rosson Spain, Robyn Hood Black, Elizabeth Dulemba, and Myra Meade at the Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, Ga.
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Life on the Deckle Edge

Poetry Friday: Head Toward Random Noodling!

May 30, 2014

Tags: Poetry Friday

Hello, Poetry Friends. Well, I didn't quite have my act together for a real post this week, either. Thanks for clicking, and don't give up on me - it's just been an extraordinarily busy spring! But wonderful poetic treats await with our Poetry Friday host this week, the amazing Diane at Random Noodling.

See you next week....

Poetry Friday: Waving from the Beach...

May 22, 2014

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Greetings on the edge of summer, at least in the South. We've been on a more-or-less vacation at the beach this week, celebrating Morgan's recent graduation from Furman (education major). Going back and forth to tend the cats, but the dogs joined us. I'm not together enough to have a new post today, but please go take in all the poetic goodness at Violet's - she has a fun original bird poem that might make you rethink your interior decorating schemes!

http://vnesdolypoems.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/poetry-friday-ever-after-edition/

Poetry Friday: Haiku Student Poet of the Month Madeline Budd Pearson

May 15, 2014

Tags: Poetry Friday, haiku, Student Poet of the Month, student work

Madeline Budd Pearson

Greetings after a couple of weeks away! The school year is winding down, and we traveled to celebrate my daughter Morgan's graduation (magna cum laude!) from Furman University.

Not all schools are out yet, of course, and I'm delighted to present our final Haiku Student Poet of the Month for 2013-14 from The Paideia School in Atlanta, Georgia.




Madeline Budd Pearson lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She is 14 years old and in the 8th grade. In her spare time, Madeline likes to play soccer and read. She has three siblings. She was taught how to write haiku in 2013 by her writing teacher, Tom Painting.


Madeline kindly shares some of her thoughts about haiku:



Haiku can be a way to express yourself, like other poetry. Taking simple ideas, and words and transforming them. It's a way of poetry different from any other. Yes, it is shorter, but with the right word play it can have more meaning. One subject or idea can be a hundred different haiku, and once you write what you think is a good haiku, you want to write another.



(I totally agree!)



Many thanks to Madeline for sharing these observations, and the following fine poems:


Halloween
the hollow silence
after the knock on the door


slumber party
dusty sleeping bags
arrive from the attic


motherís boss for dinner
the unused china
comes down


quietly quilting
the whisper
of patchwork stories


supermarket
the child follows
her motherís perfume



All poems ©Madeline Budd Pearson. All rights reserved.

I think you'll agree we're ending this year's series strong! Madeline's poems linger, like that perfume in the grocery store... And, no worries - we plan to continue our monthly poet series featuring Tom Painting's students when school convenes again in the fall.

In cased youíve missed any of our previous Student Poets, here are the links: Emma Jones (Dec.), Stuart Duffield (Jan.) , Abby Shannon (Feb.), Marissa Schwartz (Mar.), and Liana Klin (April.).

To linger over more great poetry, please go catch the Roundup with Elizabeth Steinglass - Liz is a fine (& published) haiku poet herself, among other things!

Poetry Friday - I've Skipped Town, but Go See Katya!

May 2, 2014

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Happy May!

I'm traveling this week and didn't have my act together to scare up a post before I left. But for lots of great poetry in the kidlitosphere today (May 2), please go visit the lovely Katya at Write, Sketch, Repeat for the Poetry Friday Roundup.

AND, next week (May 9), we'll be happily covered up in festivities for my daughter's college graduation. (Congratulations, Morgan!) But be sure to circle back here on May 16 for our final Student Haiku Poet of the Month feature for this school year. (& not to worry - we plan to continue this series after the students' summer break.) See you then!

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Explore this genre of sparely crafted poetry which offers endless depth. Resources for students, teachers, and writers.
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In schools or other settings, Robyn shares her passion for writing and encourages creativity. Presentations for all age groups.
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In addition to writing books, Robyn has sold her writing to major children's magazines.
Books
A rhyming tale of a young boy's knightly adventure with an imagined dragon.
Nonfiction, interactive book on wolves featuring giant pop-up and tons of info!
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