Thursday, January 2, 2014

An Author a Day: Douglas Florian

January 2


One of my favorite poets is Douglas Florian (May 18, 1950- ).  I was first introduced to his books when I  came across his book Beast Feast (1998).  The bats on the cover hooked me -- and I have been hooked every since.
I also came to love his space poems in Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings (2007) and his more recent UnBEElievables: Honey Bee Poems (2012).  He was written about baseball, prehistoric animals and many other topics.

He has contributed to a recent collection of poems: Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems which he wrote with J. Patrick Lewis and Jeremy Holmes. (2014) and his own Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles (2014).


Resources:
"Douglas Florian: The Poetry Foundation"  (WEB) http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/douglas-florian

Jules.  (6 April 2009) "Seven Questions Over Breakfast with Douglas Florian."  (WEB) http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1624

Douglas Florian's  Home Page (WEB)  http://www.douglasflorian.com
(Please note that as of this writing - the links on his pages do not seem to be active but hopefully that will be corrected soon.)

Douglas Florian's blog.  Florian Cafe (WEB) floriancafe.blogspot.com
Douglas Florian Author Visit: Blog (WEB) douglasflorianauthorvisits.blogspot.com

Sharron L. McElmeel Papers, University of Iowa's Special Collections, Iowa City, Iowa.

www.mcbookwords.com
for author visits

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