Tag Archives: Poetry

Breakfast with Dr. Seuss

This week a strange, unexpected, and rather wonderful thing happened. I appeared on television. And I have Dr. Seuss to thank. It happened like this… In 2013, a nearly complete manuscript by the famous American children’s poet, who died in 1991, was … More

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Happy World Read Aloud Day!

The first Wednesday of March is World Read Aloud Day (not to be confused with World Book Day, which happens annually on the 6th of March and which, I assure you, is every bit as thrilling). World Read Aloud Day is … More

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Poetry, Neil Gaiman, “Writers as Outsiders” and Cowboys in the State of Texas

Last month (April 2013), I headed off to the Texas Library Conference, held in Fort Worth, just outside Dallas. I was a guest on a few panels, speaking on poetry and children’s books. I was honoured to appear with fellow scribblers, … More

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How do you say Zorgamazoo in German?

Quick question: What do I have in common with Pearl S. Buck, Roald Dahl, Cory Doctorow, Ted Hughes, Brian Selznick and Charles Simic? Absolutely nothing, you say? Well, you’re close. The answer is we’re all going to be translated into … More

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Interview with Books For Breakfast

Last week I did and interview with Dan Evans, who works at the wonderful Bookshelf Cafe & Cinema in Guelph. He also happens to be one of the hosts of CFRU 93.3‘s morning radio program, Books for Breakfast. For some … More

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