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

Robyn visiting HIGHLIGHTS in Honesdale, Pa. again- Sept. 2011

photo by Cathryn Cronin

Robyn visiting HIGHLIGHTS in Honesdale, Pa. - Sept. 2009

Magazines, Etc.

My latest magazine sales include a few poems to HIGHLIGHTS HELLO. :0) (I don't yet know when they might appear.)

My poem, "Printing, Pressed Beyond Words," from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science (Pomelo Books) ALSO appears in the January 2017 issue of Science & Children, published by the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association). PFA Anthology creators Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong have a great column called "The Poetry of Science" in the journal.

My poem, "Gray Fox," appears in the Nov./​Dec. 2012 issue of LADYBUG magazine.

Haiku: My haiku has appeared in Frogpond, Notes from the Gean, Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Acorn, Prune Juice, A Hundred Gourds, and Chrysanthemum.

My historical fiction story, "The Dinner Bucket," appears in the April 2011 issue of Highlights. This story is based on my mother's growing-up experience as part of a tenant farmer family in rural Arkansas in the 1940s. :0)

For many years I've been a contributing writer for the CORE ESSENTIALS character education curriculum, primarily writing the animal descriptions which link to each month's featured value. (Twist my arm to write about animals!) The program, designed for grades K-5, seeks to "create a culture of caring, respect, and personal responsibility."

In her life B.C. (Before Children), Robyn wrote hundreds of feature stories for local publications, primarily on the arts, education, and animals.

Robyn's essay about work habits, "Chips and Dip," appeared on the Institute of Children's Literature website. The article is no longer available there, but click the logo for great writing tips!

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Explore a poem or two or five....
Explore this genre of sparely crafted poetry which offers endless depth. Resources for students, teachers, and writers.
Author visits
In schools or other settings, Robyn shares her passion for writing and encourages creativity. Presentations for all age groups.
In addition to writing books, Robyn has sold her writing to major children's magazines.
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!