The Frog Hollow Blog has grown into a newsletter over at Substack, called A Few Crooked Words. There I’ll share weekly writing inspiration for parents and anyone who wants to help children love to write. Come join in the fun! Because even a few crooked words can be a poem.
Author Archives: thefriendlymoth
You Act Evil Like Voldemort: Corona Virus Conversation Poems
The pandemic has my students, like most kids, stuck at home, but we’re still writing. We’ve been using our writing both to do the normal stuff like develop writing skills and express ourselves, and also to wrestle with the strangeness and worries of life this spring. Sometimes it helps just to write directly to what’sContinue reading “You Act Evil Like Voldemort: Corona Virus Conversation Poems”
Youngstown Poetry Exhibit
If you’re in the Delridge area before June 14th, drop into Youngstown Cultural Arts Center and check out Frog Hollow’s poetry exhibit! It’s in the hallway gallery, on the lockers near the end of the hall. Our poems are about creatures — living, extinct, and legendary — and other aspects of the wild world. SomeContinue reading “Youngstown Poetry Exhibit”
Dodo Birds and Orchids
I enjoy many, many things my students write, but every once in a while, one of them writes a poem that really strikes me. I’ll walk around thinking about it. I’ll want to tell it to everyone I know. This happens to me with all my favorite poems. I guess it’s just that some ofContinue reading “Dodo Birds and Orchids”