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Charles Ghigna

Author's Bio

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a tree house in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 5000 poems and 100 books for children and adults from Random House, Capstone, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Orca and other publishers.  His books have been featured on ABC’s "Good Morning America," PBS, and NPR.  His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, and magazines from The New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights.  His poems also appear in the national SAT and ACT tests.  He is a former poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation.  He has presented poetry readings at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America, and at hundreds of schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Tiny Tales (Capstone Press, 2015), Barn Storm (Random House, 2010), Snow Wonder (Random House, 2008), If You Were My Valentine (Simon & Schuster, 2005), Oh My, Pumpkin Pie! (Random House, 2005), Animal Tracks: Wild Poems to Read Aloud (Abrams, 2004), A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys (Boyds Mills Press, 2003), Halloween Night (Running Press, 2003), One Hundred Shoes (Random House, 2002), The Alphabet Parade (River City Publishing, 2002), Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity (River City Publishing, 2001), Animal Trunk: Silly Poems to Read Aloud (Harry N. Abrams, 1999), Mice Are Nice (Random House, 1999), See the Yak Yak (Random House, 1999), Plastic Soup: Dream Poems (Black Belt Press, 1998)
Journals:
Harper's, Rolling Stone, Southern Poetry Review, The New Yorker

Charles Ghigna Resume

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Listing last updated: January 18, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
Homewood, AL

Reviews, Recordings, and Interviews

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