It's National Poetry Month! Let's celebrate with a giveaway.
Author Erik Korhel has written a book of poetry capturing the fun, puzzling and poignant moments of youth in his book of poetry titled: "The Kid with the Red Juice Mustache and Other Nostalgic Companions". Told from the point of view of an elementary school-aged kid, these funny and sweet poems will touch everyone in the family.
Here's a little excerpt:
My First Wallet by Erik Korhel
"I have my very first wallet,
Ready for photos by the dozen.
Here's one photo, and should anyone ask who this is,
I will claim it's my girlfriend, though really it's my cousin."
“Elementary school was the best time of my life and writing about my experiences gives me the opportunity to re-live it,” says Korhel. “I write my poems for children, but I know adults relate to them. I see them smile and know they are remembering a feeling from long ago.”
You can read more about author Erik Korhel at Piecemeal Publishing.
The book's illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to the poetry. They are bright and beautiful and bring the poetry to life. To find out more about artist Celia Marie Baker click here.
If you live in the Seattle-ish area, you can catch author Erik Korhel sharing his book at a number of performances at branches of the King County Library:
April 6th at 2 p.m. – Kent Branch of the King County Library
April 7th at 11 a.m. – Covington Branch of the King County Library
April 9th at 3 p.m. – Sammamish Branch of the King County Library
May 14th at 2 p.m. – Kenmore Branch of the King County Library
How to win your very own copy: Be a follower and leave me the name of your favorite poem or poet.
Yes, Shel Silverstein definitely counts… (my fav too).
Giveaway closes Wednesday April 13th at 5 pm Pacific.
Thanks and Good Luck!