Robyn Hood Black - children's author, poet


Hannah enjoying poetry workshop

(Scroll down this column for tags, archives and blogroll....)


I will get all these linked ASAP, but in the meantime, here's the schedule: 


3 Betsy at I Think in Poems

10 Donna at Mainely Write

17 Keri at Keri Recommends

24 Tara at A Teaching Life

31 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect


7 Renee at No Water River

14 Linda at TeacherDance

21 Karen at Karen Edmisten

28 Anastasia at Poet! Poet!


7 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

14 Kara at Rogue Anthropologist

21 Julie at The Drift Record

28 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading


4 Amy at The Poem Farm

11 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty

18 [Me - HERE!]

25 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference


2 Katya at Write. Sketch. Repeat.

9 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup

16 Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass

23 Violet at Violet Nesdoly /​ poems

30 Diane at Random Noodling


6 Catherine at Catherine Johnson

13 Carol at Carol's Corner

20 Buffy at Buffy's Blog

27 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

Enjoy these Great
Children's Lit Blogs and Websites:

Hanging with fellow Georgia writers (from top, l-r) Tracy Walker, Heather Kolich, Donna Bowman, (bottom, middle) Janice Hardy and Paula Puckett
photo by Steve Kolich

Susan Rosson Spain, Robyn Hood Black, Elizabeth Dulemba, and Myra Meade at the Hall Book Exchange in Gainesville, Ga.
photo by Mel Hornsby

© Robyn Hood Black
five hungry mouths mid-may

© Robyn Hood Black
five fat feathery babies may 25

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Fresh from the nest! May 27, 2009

Southern Breeze Kudos Kites 09 - Donna, Robyn, Heather, Sarah, and Peggy

Robyn with Kathleen Duey, author extraordinaire

Robyn with Alaska Nature Writer Debbie Miller

photo by Robyn Hood Black
Paul B. Janeczko

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Life on the Deckle Edge

March Madness for Kids' Poetry!

March 12, 2012

Tags: poetry

Blogger Ed DeCaria of Think, Kid, Think!( has come up with a fun/friendly(?) competition for those of us who love wordplay as much as (or more than) basketball. Sixty-four children's poets from around the world have signed on to participate in the Madness! 2012 kidsí poetry tournament. Participants include everyone from well-published poets (Jane Yolen) to pre-published poets.

These randomly-chosen brackets have just been announced, and first round "play" begins tonight. Voting should begin Wednesday morning if I understand it all correctly. Winning poems move on to the next round. Go check it out! And vote for your favorite poems.

A great way to get in shape for Poetry Month in April, no?

Here's a link to the rules.

Let the games begin!


  1. March 12, 2012 7:12 PM EDT
    Sounds like fun! Good luck, Robyn!
    - Gisele :)
  2. March 13, 2012 1:07 PM EDT
    Thanks, Gisele! Should be lively. :0)
    - Robyn Black

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