Today, I have the pleasure of being featured on Penny Parker Klostermann's blog in her fabulous series "A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt." I have written an ekphrastic poem, "The Storm Queen," in response to an abstract painting of my husband's, Malcolm Deeley. Many thanks to Penny, friend and former crit partner in The Poet's Garage, for hosting us today! The post looks wonderful. Also, a shout out to my husband, Mal, who is not only a talented artist, but a poet, author, photographer, and the love of my life! Check out his books of poetry on Amazon!
B. J. Lee is a children’s author and poet. Her picture book, There Was an Old Gator Who Swallowed a Moth, is launching with Pelican Publishing on February 15, 2019. She has poems in 25 poetry anthologies published by Little, Brown, Wordsong, BloomsburyUK, National Geographic, Otter-Barry Books, Pomelo Books, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has worked with anthologists Lee Bennett Hopkins, J. Patrick Lewis and Kenn Nesbitt. She has written poems for such children’s magazines as Spider, Highlights and The School Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @bjlee_writer.
Includes my poem "Skateboard Girl"
Includes my poem "The Red Crabs of Christmas Island"
Coming in 2018 National Geographic's book of US: 200 Poems of People, Places, and Passions (edited by J. Patrick Lewis.)
Will include my poem, "Groundhognostication"
Includes my story, "Alice and Snowball"
Includes my poem, "High Dive"
Includes my nominated poem, "Dream Train"
Includes my nominated poem, "The Tortoise's Encounter"
Includes my nominated poem, "The Legend of the Flying Dutchman"
Includes my poem, "A Streetcar Named Happily Ever After"