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Some Kind of 21derful

By Tara Filaski While we’re on the topic of big birthdays on this site, I should tell you that Greenwillow’s 21st was pretty special, too. And not just because I was there. In 1996, when I was still a twenty-something editorial staffer at Greenwillow, the imprint notched twenty-one years, and it seemed like a good […]

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

As poetry month comes to a close, poets and poetry-lovers everywhere can celebrate one last time by participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day. Carry a favorite poem in your pocket today and share it with others. Here at Greenwillow, we’d like to share some of our beloved poems with you, via our virtual pocket! We […]

From the Writer’s Desk

How Ry stopped being Frank and how Frank stopped minding anyway By Lynne Rae Perkins A few years ago, I found myself thinking about a close friend of ours who had died when our son Frank was still a toddler. This friend, let’s call him “Del,” had been a legend in his own time among […]

From the Writer’s Desk

BY LEAH CYPESS Mistwood started, to the best of my recollection, in my bedroom. I was living with my parents while I was in law school, saving money so that eventually I could quit law and be a full-time writer (yes, this was already my plan in law school), and one evening I thought up […]

An Invitation from Naomi Shihab Nye

Hi, poetry fans! Our wonderful recent poet laureate Ted Kooser has been doing a truly terrific poetry column out of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln—”American Life in Poetry”—and you can receive it for free in your inbox simply by subscribing. Sign on! Give yourself the poetry uplift-gift! This column appears in many American newspapers […]