December 2020
Thursday, 31 December 2020

Happy New Year to all of my Poetry Friday friends. There were many things to celebrate in 2020. For me, having our two 20-something kids living with us full time was the highlight of the year. But we all experienced losses. Loss of jobs and income. Loss of food security. Loss of plans for travel, […]

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Thursday, 10 December 2020

Happy Hanukkah, Poetry Friday friends. Our family’s celebration is bittersweet this year. Although 2020 had its joyful moments, we also experienced several transformative losses during the pandemic. Last week, we had to say goodbye to one of our dogs after an unexpected medical emergency. Many of you knew our beagle, Rudy, through my Poetry Friday […]

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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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