Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a sixth-grader) and I (his great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration in the fall of 2014 and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests.
I have created a page on my website to view all the episodes of A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Click HERE to visit the page and enjoy past episodes.
Today it’s my pleasure to share a creative collaboration from . . .
Margaret Simon and Her Nephew, Jack
Margaret and Jack at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans eating beignets.
One handsome drummer!
Many thanks to Margaret and Jack for sharing their talents with us today.
Meet Margaret: Margaret Simon is a poet, artist, teacher, mother. She teaches gifted students in elementary grades in Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Living on a bayou offers inspiration for poetry and peace. Now that her daughters are adults, she spends more time writing than ever before. She published her first middle grade novel, Blessen, in 2012. She is currently pitching the sequel, Sunshine. She published a book of poems with her father’s art in a small chapbook, Illuminate, in 2013. Currently she is writing a verse novel. She lives with her husband of over 30 years on the Bayou Teche and blogs regularly at Reflections on the Teche.
And guess what? Margaret is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup today at Reflections on the Teche. If you’d like to know more about Poetry Friday, click HERE for an explanation by Renee LaTulippe.