January 2018
Thursday, 25 January 2018

Happy Poetry Friday! January is hobbling to its frigid, icy end. It’s been a cold month in Maryland, as the blue hues of my temperature scarf will attest. The annual February Poetry Project members are warming up for our month of daily writing. This year’s project theme is “Ekphrastic at Home.” Each day, a member of […]

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

This is a year of big transitions for my family. Our youngest turns 18 this week and is preparing to make the leap from high school to college. Shortly after that, Mr. S turns 50 and our eldest celebrates his 21st birthday. (All of our birthdays, including Sam the dog’s, fall within five weeks. Mine […]

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Happy 2018, poets and poetry lovers. Before you know it, February will be here. That’s right. It’s almost time for our annual daily writing workout. A little history: For four years, my blog hosted a community poetry project. In 2013, I celebrated my birthday month by writing every day in response to vintage postcards. I mailed the […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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