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After I'd produced about two dozen pen and ink drawings, one evening I decided that they needed poems to accompany them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took me about two hours to produce verses for these creatures.
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Children seem naturally drawn to poetry - it's some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.
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Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career.
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I accept challenges, I have always done that in writing.
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I always knew would be some sort of artist, but didn't know what.
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I focus on own poems, but every once in a while, I think it's time for an anthology. I'm sort of working on one now.
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I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
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I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it's fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter.
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I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
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I read about nature, animals, I collect all children's poetry - I have about 5,000 books here now. I've read most of it.
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I realized poetry was a means of communication; that it could be as exciting or boring as the person or that experience.
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I would go to sketch groups and draw. I really enjoyed the subject matter, but I wasn't good at it.
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I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I'm given the illustration first.
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I'm incredibly excited about Awful Ogre. The ogre is my alter ego. It's a day in the life of an ogre, from when he gets up until he goes to bed.
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I'm mostly influenced by life, what's around me, and my own childhood.
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I'm never bored.
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I'm usually working on eight or 10 things at once.
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I'm working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone's interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard's.
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I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe.
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It has to stand on its own without music, because in songs you can vary lines a lot more, but not everything is a poem.
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My reading is extremely eclectic. Lately I've been teaching myself computer graphics, so I'm reading a lot about that. I read books of trivia, of facts.
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My wife used to tell me one of my best qualities was that my feet don't smell, but I remember my brother's did when we were kids.
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Otherwise I don't read much adult poetry at all, because I'm not smart enough and mostly I don't get it.
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Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I was very young, but I have trouble remembering one line of a novel I just finished reading.
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Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect.
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Then I started working in a book and music store in Greenwich Village, teaching guitar, and singing in coffeehouses.
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There's not too much difference between writing a picture book and writing a collection of a hundred poems or so, except that the bigger books take a lot longer to do.
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We all need ways to express ourselves, and poetry is one of mine.
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When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be influenced until I'd found my own voice. Now I read them all.
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Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.
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