Tag Archives: @Irene_Latham

September 28

WANDERING WILDEBEEST AND WRITING: AN INTERVIEW WITH IRENE LATHAM BY AMY LUDWIG VANDERWATER

  In one sentence, how would you summarize your newest book, DEAR WANDERING WILDEBEEST AND OTHER POEMS FROM THE WATER HOLE?   Spend the day at a water hole on the African grasslands, where giraffes gulp, wildebeest graze, impalas leap, vultures squabble, and elephants wallow.   How do you hope readers will be changed by […]

Forest, Song, Poet: An Interview with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater by Irene Latham

Long before I was writing middle grade novels, I was writing poetry. I still am. And thanks to the wonders of the Kidlitosphere, I’ve gotten to know many other wonderful poets and poetry-lovers through Poetry Friday posts.   Which is how I got to know Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.   You know how it feels that […]

Pay it Forward: When Your Children Aren’t Avid Readers by Irene Latham

When I first spied those two blue lines on the home pregnancy test I vowed three things: I would read poetry to my kids, the same way my father did with me. The library would be a favorite destination. In Walmart I would say no to candy and toys but always, always YES to books. […]