Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer

Charles Gigna

Charles Ghigna (pho­to: Scott Pierce)

This month Charles Ghigna, well-known as the poet Father Goose, offers “Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer.” There is much to pon­der here, no mat­ter what your age might be, but young writ­ers espe­cial­ly will find these words of encour­age­ment to be use­ful and inspi­ra­tional. For exam­ple:

Trust
your instincts
to write.

Ques­tion
your rea­sons
not to.

How many times do you tell your­self you shouldn’t be writ­ing poet­ry? When that’s what you real­ly want to do?

Enjoy these poems and take them to heart: you, too, are a poet.

Do you teach chil­dren to write poet­ry? The stan­zas of “Dear Poet” are short gems that will give you and your stu­dents good ideas for dis­cus­sions.

Charles is a pro­lif­ic poet, pub­lish­ing books for chil­dren, teens, and adults, who lives and writes in Alaba­ma. Here are some of his recent titles.

Charles Ghigna Books

 

One Response to Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer

  1. Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® June 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    Thanks, Vic­ki! Appre­ci­ate it.

    Two new books com­ing out this Fall 2016.

    This one from Time Inc & Ani­mal Plan­et
    http://qa-cm.azure.abovethetreeline.com/ProductDetailPage.aspx?sku=1618931660

    And this one from Orca
    http://us.orcabook.com/A-Parade-of-Puppies-P7405.aspx

    Cheers!
    Charles

    http://www.FatherGoose.com

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