Friday, January 4, 2008

Poetry Friday: A List Poem

I haven’t done much blogging in the past few weeks. I had to take time off to cook and bake and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Last Saturday, my husband and I left for the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We spent several days with two of our closest friends—and didn’t return until yesterday.

For Poetry Friday, I’m giving you a link to the Spring 2008 Catalog of Roaring Brook Press. A poem, Things to Do If You Are a Pencil, appears on page 13 of the catalog. The poem is included in an anthology of list poems written by contemporary poets entitled Falling Down the Page. The book was edited by Georgia Heard and will be released in March.
Happy Cybils! I served on the poetry-nominating panel. We selected seven fine poetry books as our 2007 finalists. Click here if you’d like to see the list of nominated poetry books.

Happy New Year!!!

The Poetry Friday Roundup is at A Year of Reading this week.


Mary Lee said...

What a fun little poem!

Tricia said...

Congratulations, Elaine! I just printed the page and hung it above my desk. It will serve as my inspiration until a copy of that book comes out.

I'm glad you had a nice break, but I missed you and am happy to see you back!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Mary Lee--and Happy New Year!


I was so surprised when I found my poem printed in the Spring 2008 Roaring Brook catalog. I had no idea "Things to Do If You Are a Pencil" would be highlighted in the catalog.

Anonymous said...

Congrats not only on being in the book, but being featured in the catalogue like that!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Congratulations, Elaine! And thank you for your work on the poetry panel--I love the final list.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Kelly! Now I need to get to work on sending out some poetry manuscripts. I let 2007 slip away and didn't send out any poems except to Georgia Heard for "Falling Down the Page."


We members of the poetry-nominating panel did our best to select our finalists. I'm glad you like the list!

Mary Lee said...

Elaine, please forgive my faux pas! I didn't roll page 13 all the way down when I first looked at the poem, so I didn't see the byline! Congratulations!!!! Thanks to Tricia for correcting my error -- your PF link is now in the "Originals" section!

Vivian Mahoney said...

Congratulations on the great poem! I love how the title is made into a pencil!

Anonymous said...

Be Sharp.
I love that, Elaine.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Mary Lee, Vivian, and Liz--Thanks!

Mary Lee,

There's no need to apologize. I didn't write that it was an original poem when I left my comment at your blog. I thought it would be a surprise for people--as it had been for me when I saw my poem in the online catalog last week.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Elaine, HOW EXCITING! Congratulations. That is fabulous, and I can't wait to see that anthology. Is it just thrilling to be featured in the catalog like that, too?

Happy new year!
Jules, 7-Imp

laurasalas said...

Elaine--WOOHOO! That is fantastic. Love your poem and your featured position in the catalog. What a great start to '08!