A MORNING WITH GRANDPA by Sylvia Liu + Giveaway!

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNER Congratulations to PATRICIA NOZELL! You’ve won a shiny new copy of A Morning with Grandpa! Once upon a time… in a Facebook critique group far, far away, there wrote and drew a talented, poetic girl named Sylvia Liu.  Now, this writer/artist wasn’t just any ordinary writer/artist. This girl had poetry in her soul and she […]

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Classic Poems Series: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe + Poetry Comic Illustrator Julian Peters

Get out your hankies! I am getting right to the goods this week, because they are THAT GOOD. Last September when I was researching my post for “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats, I ran into this: It’s Yeats! Manga-style! And there was a whole poetry comic attached for his poem “When […]

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Poetry Friday: “Romeo+Juliet (abridged)” + Interview with Julie Rowan-Zoch

Good friends, you are well met! No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a good tragedy, and never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. Ah, I have a long and tearful history with this play, so unbearably beautiful and frustrating and heart-wrenching. Zeffirelli started it, of course, with […]

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Poetry Friday: “Dragon’s Picnic” + Interview with Heather Newman

Detail of Illustration by Heather Newman

Greetings, Dukes and Damsels! It’s hot in the castle today, so get your summer armor and gossamer dresses out of storage before reading on. If you’ve followed this blog since the beginning, you probably know that I love to write from art and have a particular penchant for children’s illustrators. So far on NWR, Dana […]

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