Well, I've made it to Round 2 of the March Madness Poetry Contest happening right now at Ed DeCaria's site Think Kid Think. I have been given the word, 'unpredictable.' At first, I thought it would be easier than the word I had in Round 1, 'fungible,' because I didn't know what 'fungible' meant, whereas I do know what 'unpredictable' means. However, this was not the case. I had more difficulty writing a poem with the word 'unpredictable,' than I did with 'fungible', although in the end, I do like my unpredictable poem as well as my fungible poem. Please take a minute to stop by and vote on this round of March Madness! Thank you! Here's a direct link to the Unpredictable/Flamboyant match up.
I am a poet who writes for children and sometimes for adults. I live in Florida with my husband, speculative poet, Malcolm Deeley, and our toy poodle Bijoux. I have over 90 poems published or forthcoming in major anthologies and magazines, including "The Journal of Children's Literature". In 2014, I reached the Final Four in the March Madness Poetry Contest. I'm a member of The Poets' Garage and The SCBWI.
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"