Before we go could you read us one of your poems?
Here's "Nancy Cristman Kissed Me":
- Nancy Cristman kissed me
as we walked to school today.
It happened fast, and I was lost
with what to do or say.
I quickly looked around to check
if anyone had seen it.
If they did, and tease me,
they’ll be sorry, and I mean it.
Why did Nancy Cristman put
that smack upon my cheek?
I’m so confused, and probably
will stay this way all week.
I’ll guess I’ll have to marry her,
and share my lemonade.
A lot can happen to a kid
who walks to second grade.
How can teachers contact you for a school visit?
I'd love to hear from teachers or cultural arts committees. They can e-mail me at email@example.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org and they can find a lot of information (and giggles) on my website at www.poetryguy.com. I have a short 8-minute video, and other information, as well as complimentary audio recording that I'd love to send, along with references.
I'm proud of having nothing but completely delighted schools over the past six years of doing school programs. I'm not just 'another visiting author,' but I both entertain and teach, with teaching being my main focus. I reinforce what teachers are saying about writing with power, creativity, and voice, and, of course, I stress revision - finding just the right words to say what we want with open hearts. I make writing and poetry fun, and I will travel anywhere!