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Poetry Friday: #MoreforAKR

Many people learned of Amy Krouse Rosenthal just recently, because of her viral article in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” Sadly, she wrote it as the end of her life neared. Who was Amy Krouse Rosenthal? A popular question, one she spent her life exploring, and one that […]

Poetry Friday: Making Friends with Billy Wong, by Augusta Scattergood, copyright 2016

Last August, I went to the Mississippi Book Festival. I happened to sit next to a lovely lady who, like me, had arrived early to hear Kate Di Camillo speak. “May we join you?” is how I met award-winning author and Mississippi native Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, How to Stay in Destiny, and […]

Poetry Friday: Mississippi Book Festival

It’s time to celebrate Poetry Friday! Heidi is hosting at My Juicy Little Universe. Today at Keri Recommends, I recommend connecting with poets and lovers of poetry. This past Saturday, I attended the 2nd Annual Mississippi Book Festival at the Capitol in Jackson. Billed as a literary lawn party, the festival organizers brought a wide […]

Wildwood, written by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis copyright 2012

Last summer when I was in Portland, I fell under the spell of a recommendation at Powell‘s. The book: Wildwood, Book I in a trilogy called the Wildwood Chronicles, written by Colin Meloy and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. Book 2 launched in 2013, and Book 3 was just released in Feb. 2015. (For […]