September 19, 2019

Greetings and poetic salutations to one and all! 

So happy to share the cover of my second book DICTIONARY FOR A BETTER WORLD: Poems, Quotes and Anecdotes from A -Z (co-written once again by my poetic forever friend, Irene Latham and illustrated by the supremely talente...

May 10, 2019

Happy month of May, you fine humans! Hope you all had a great National Poetry Month. Although, in my mind, every month is National Poetry Month ... but I digress. 

Here's the latest.

We're all super thankful that CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes and F...

January 2, 2019

Hello my poetic peeps. Happy 2019! Hope we all have our best year so far!

Here's the latest:

CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship was given a Charlotte Huck Honor at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Irene Latham, and I will rec...

September 28, 2018

Hello my poetic peeps!

Was thrilled to learn that CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR? Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship or as I've been calling it, CITYH, was included in this article highlighting the Top 100 Progressive Books for Children. Our book is at number 32. It's super...

June 19, 2018

Hello my poetic peeps. 

Here are the goings on with yours truly.

Elizabeth Bird, Fuse 8 Blogger on the School Library Journal website called CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR: Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship "One of the best titles of a work of poetry that we've seen in years...

March 2, 2018

Hello my poetic friends!

Participated in a webcast called: Exploring Race, Mistakes and Friendship through Poetry sponsored by Horn Book and Lerner Publishing Group. You can listen to it here.

From the Horn Book summary:

Join Horn Book Editor in Chief Roger Sutton for a l...

January 1, 2018

Hello my poetic peeps the world over.

Happy to have reached the big 4 -0 with Poetry Time blog postings. Looking forward to more in the future!

What better way to celebrate the 40th blog post then to have a book party for the release of my first book CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAI...

September 8, 2017

Hello my poetic peeps! How goes it?


Well, after another summer we've come to this, the 2017-18 school year, another fresh start to the academic journey ahead. I'm particularly looking forward to this upcoming school year because I'm proud to bring to you the cover reve...

April 29, 2017

Hey Poetry Peeps. Happy National Poetry Month!  Here the latest from Uncle Charles. 

On March 27th I made a return visit to the Viola L. Sickles School in picturesque Fair Haven, N.J.  I did five workshops while spreading the joys and importance of children's poetr...

March 3, 2017

Greetings by poetic people the world over!

Been a while since I check in with you all. Here's the latest:

In 2016 I performed and conducted more workshops through my one person poetic enterprise, Poetry Time, than at any other point since I first began going into poetic...

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