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links, news & events

 

Here you'll find links to publications, mentions of my work, events I've participated in and news about me, most recent first.

2022

April 1
Book birthday of IMPERFECT II (ed. Tabatha Yeatts, History House Press), in which I have two poems: "The Bigger Picture" (also known as "Collectively") and "Lines of Perspective."

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March 26 
"How to Feed a Sea of People," published at Poetry x Hunger World Food Day Poetry Competition

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February 2 
"Theme: Crawl," a villanelle, published in The Christian Century magazine.

2021 

September 15
Book birthday of Rhyme & Rhythm: Poems for Student Athletes (ed. Sarah J. Donovan, Archer Publishing), in which I have a dancing poem called "Cleatless". 
 
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NCTE Poetry Notables Reading:  Year 3 of my participation on the Committee.
 
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August 15
Two poems: "Taking It" and "Raw," published in FEED (Flash: Easily, Entirely Digestible), Issue 2.16.
 

2020

November 19-22
NCTE 2020, ONLINE

Janet Wong selected and announced--remotely--by our committee as winner of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children for 2021.



2019
 
November 21-24
NCTE 2019, Baltimore

2018
 
November 15-18
NCTE 2018, Houston
 
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September 26 
My poem is "Broken Braid at Little Bighorn," a poem about the event most people know as Custer's Last Stand and which I was not really qualified to write. I was glad to be asked and I did my research, but I did not consider at the time that an Indigenous poet should take on the assignment--not a white woman with a heartfelt but romanticized appreciation for the ways of Indigenous peoples of North America.
 
2017
 
November 16-19
NCTE 2017, St. Louis

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February 14, 2017
Cybils Poetry Award Committee Judges Announcement

2016
 
December 3, 2016


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November 17-20
NCTE Convention, Atlanta


Thursday:     Pomelo Books Party
Friday:         "Risking Writing" Presentation with Mary Lee Hahn, Shanetia Clark
                         and Patricia Hruby Powell
Saturday:     Children's Book Award Luncheon with Loren Long
                         Candlewick Middle Grade Dinner with Anne Nesbet, Meg Medina and Jo Knowles 
Sunday:        Children's Literature Assembly Breakfast with Christopher Myers


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November 1, 2016:   

My poem is called "November Volcano" and there's a good story behind it that you can ask me about!

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July 19-22, 2016:

 Featured presenter, Millersville University Poetry Institute with Dr. Lesley Colabucci

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Featured interview at Poetry Teatime, a series at Brave Writer.
 

 2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

April 2011
Featured interview at ReaderKidz with Ann Jacobus: "Making a Meal of Poetry."

 2010

April 1, 2010
Poetry Friday featured review at The Book Aunt by Kate Coombs.

2009

November 27
Feature on PUMPKIN BUTTERFLY at Sylvia Vardell's Poetry For Children blog following NCTE 2009/Lee Bennett Hopkins Celebration at NCTE by Sylvia Vardell.

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October 1 
Book Birthday of PUMPKIN BUTTERFLY: POEMS FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF NATURE (Wordsong).

2008

2007

2006

2005 

October 1 
Book Birthday of SQUEEZE: POEMS FROM A JUICY UNIVERSE (Wordsong).