I am thrilled to be part of The Writers Loft Annual Literary Extravaganza! We are hosting a book sale and signing, including the release of the latest poetry anthology, Gnomes and Ungnomes: Poems of Hidden Creatures!
Please join us on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to 3 pm at The Writers Loft in Hudson, MA!
The Writers Loft
43 Broad St
Hudson, MA 01749
This is my first time submitting poems for The Writers Loft’s annual poetry anthology picture book. I just don’t think of myself as a poet so I’ve been hesitant to try.
But this year, there was a call out for haiku poems and the theme was mythological animals! I was excited to introduce Asian mythological creatures that some of you might have seen in the Marvel superhero movie, Shang-Chi!
Gnomes and Ungnomes: Poems of Hidden Creatures by Audrey Day-Williams, Kristen Wixted, Robert Thibeault, and Heather Kelly (and many others from The Writers Loft including me!)
GNOMES and UNGNOMES: Poems of Hidden Creatures is an expansive collection of original, illustrated poems about mythological creatures. Criss-cross the globe through the lens of over 100 authors and illustrators. From the nightmare-eating Baku of Japan to the weather-weaving Acalica fairies in Bolivia.
Can you keep track of all seven heads of the Cambrian dragon?
Do you want to know what’s inside a unicorn’s horn?
Can you spot Spectre Moose in Maine?
Flip the page to India and behold the stunning 9-animal patchwork Navagunjara. Or pop into a middle school dance just in time to watch Big Foot stomp on his date’s toe! Oh no!
From the tourist-terrorizing Drop Bears of Australia to the fireball Soucoyant of the Caribbean, this anthology is packed with more mermaids, gnomes, and other mythological creatures than you can point a shaky camera at.
With over 13 different types of poems, this book is an unbelievable poetry resource for teachers, librarians, and parents, perfect for homes and classrooms. Whatever you do, don’t forget to find the hidden gnome on every spread! [picture book poetry anthology, ages 2 and up]
Please join us at The Writers Loft Extravaganza! Signed books make great holiday gifts!
Here is a video of the authors reading their poems at the book launch:
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