Two poets I admire are having a conversion today, and we can all tune in.
The ongoing LATINX KIDLIT BOOK FESTIVAL is happening on youtube, and poets Margarita Engle and NoNieqa Ramos will be talking about how poetry can convey emotion, tone, and drama. This is happening at noon EST. I will be at work at that time, but I am grateful that all of the dynamic presentations of the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival are available on youtube. I am looking forward to learning from these two women this weekend when I watch the recording, and my notebook will be at the ready!
Margarita Engle has written verse novels, picture books, and memoirs, and she was the Young People’s Poet Laureate in 2017-2019. Her poetry collection BRAVO! POEMS ABOUT AMAZING HISPANICS is one of my favorite poetry books. Then there’s the playful and dynamic picture book YOUR MAMA by NoNieqa Ramos, full of poetry and love and feminism and a kick-ass mother-daughter duo.
I can’t wait to hear these two authors in conversation! I hope you tune in, too.
On Fridays, I love taking part in Poetry Friday when I can, where writers share resources about children’s poetry. This week, Cathy hosts the Poetry Friday Roundup today at her blog. Check out the celebration of poetry there today!
Thanks for the heads up about the Latinx Kidlit Book Festival recordings being available on Youtube. I look forward to checking them out!
Oh, I love Margarita’s books & have Your Mama on my list, Mary. Thanks for sharing about these recordings!
Thank you! I’ve used Margarita Engle’s books in my classroom several times! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com
Thanks for the heads up!
I will be checking out YOUR MAMA – with a description like, “kick-ass mother-daughter duo”, how could I not??? 🙂
I look forward to checking this out on YouTube. Thanks for the tip!