"Poetry loves weird kids..."
... and weird kids love Joyce Sidman, self included. Especially when she's paired with the talented Beth Krommes. I really enjoyed reading Sidman's recent article entitled Why I Write Poetry. Take some time to explore Sidman's website where you can hear her read some of her poems, get ideas for poem starters, and read submissions from children everywhere... it's a nice place on the web! And here is a little trailer preview of the 2011 award winning book Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature for those who are unfamiliar.