Welcome to my blog

Hello everyone,

If you’re visiting me here for the first time, welcome. I’m taking a semi-sabbatical this summer to make room for various book projects that require a lot of time.

Word of the Month Challenge goes right on so get busy and share your poem with the readers who come here. Click on Adult Word of the Month and Young Poet Word of the Month Challenge at the top of this page for the guidelines of this ongoing project and join the fun. I’ll be reporting on Word of the Month in November at NCTE in Orlando. This month’s word is (SONG).

When you are ready to post your poem, PLEASE do so by scrolling to the bottom of the appropriate category and dropping your poem into the last box; then hit submit. If you just want to read what has already been posted, you’re in for a treat. I hope you will leave comments when you see something you like.

I will continue to post a Poem of the Week on Sundays and Featured Guests on Fridays (when I have someone).

Also this summer I’m especially interested in posting Guest Readers who wish to send me a poem with picture and/or a brief article of 500 words or less on subjects pertaining in some way to children’s literature: writing, illustrating, editing, marketing, trends, etc. If you are interested, please get in touch!

I enjoyed myself at the New Jersey SCBWI conference and thank those of you who have been in touch since I returned to Springfield. You have my best wishes for great success with your own writing. I invite you to visit my website (Kathy Temean’s handiwork). If you didn’t get copies of my handouts for the poetry workshop in Princeton and would like a set, let me know and I’ll be glad to e-mail it to you.

If you are interested in reading my recent blog article — From Idea to Market: Writing for the Process — here’s the link to save you time looking.  https://davidlharrison.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/david-l-harrison-today/ 

Back to work. Have a good week everyone.


4 comments on “Welcome to my blog

  1. David it was SO GREAT to meet you at the njscbwi conference!

    Your poetry intensive was wonderful, a great mix of inspiration and entertainment!

    I’m going to write you a longer note soon where I will continue to praise you to the skies. (-:

    It was really a pleasure to finally spend a little time with you in person. Promise you’ll come back next year, please!

    Very best,

  2. Hi Mimi!

    I enjoyed it too! It was fun to finally put some faces with names and meet new friends as well. I was delighted that Rachel’s mom drove her to the conference. What a lovely young lady Rachel is!

    All the best,


  3. Mr. Harrison,

    I’ve enjoyed perusing your blog and several of your books, both in children’s literature and how-tos, such as “Easy Poetry Lessons that Dazzle and Delight.”

    Interestingly enough, I never would have thought that my first manuscript submission would be a poem – but it is! I’m looking forward to learning more about poetry, an area that I poo-pooed as a kid.

    Thanks for being an inspiration!


    • Hi Laura,

      You’re very nice to mentioni EASY POETRY LESSONS. I wish that title were still in print but a good number of copies are still in libraries and maybe a few book stores.

      So start posting your poems so we can all enjoy them!


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