Thursday, October 04, 2018

Poetry Friday -- The Poetry of US (mine)



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I'm tickled pink and proud as punch! I also can't wait to dig into the book and read all the poems...but the boxes of books for the Charlotte Huck Award keep coming and coming, so my reading life will not be my own until after NCTE! I'll try to make it around to the roundup this week, but I can't make any promises. :-(

Speaking of the roundup, Tabatha is hosting at The Opposite of Indifference.



20 comments:

  1. Congratulations, and how wonderful that you chose to celebrate two incredible, inspiring, amazing women pioneers!

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  2. Love all the recipe words that simmer in your derby poem...and aviatrixes! Who knew that was a word? Not me. Congrats on bringing two new poems to the world!

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  3. "Ideas steeped in August heat". I had one grandfather who told of being in a derby. He was so proud. As you should be too with a poem in this new anthology. Congrats, Mary Lee. And Happy Reading!

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  4. Love both of these Mary Lee and congratulations on being included in this beautiful book. It might be just me, but I couldn't click on the second poem to enlarge it - I got around this by increasing the size of the page.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up! I think I got it fixed.

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  5. Congratulations my friend, on this well-deserved honor! Our fourth grade is doing a unit on Civil Rights. I will share Bess and Amelia with them today! And, of course, buy the book to get autographed by my friend, the famous poet, the next time I see you!

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  6. Congratulations! That's awesome! :)

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  7. Congrats! Love both poems.It's great to see so many PF friends included in this awesome anthology.

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  8. Oh, you SHOULD be proud! This is fantastic....

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  9. Congratulations! You've done a wonderful job with these poems.

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  10. Aww! Bessie AND Amelia! Thank you for both of them together at last.

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  11. Congratulations! These are wonderful!

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  12. Yay, Mary Lee! Thank you for sharing : )

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  13. Congrats Mary Lee! Love your take on "the First Derby Cars," and "Bessie and Amelia soaring high.

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  14. Looks like a beautiful collection to have your worthy poems included in. I particularly like your first. So much mood and gritty feeling.

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  15. I am so excited to be a part of this amazing anthology and among so many PF friends. Thanks for sharing your poems.

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  16. What a clever take on the soap box derby! Brava! BRAVA!

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  17. Congratulations! Both poems are fun, but my heart with with Bessie and Amelia. Those early women pilots are amazing!

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  18. Love both of these poems, especially your wonderful take on a recipe. Congrats on being included in
    this new anthology. Looking forward to getting a copy.

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  19. Soaring without limits! We need that kind of inspiration and determination to get us through and take us up!

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