Charles Ghigna

Poet

N/A
Birmingham, AL 35209-3926
Phone: 
205-870-4261

Author's Bio

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a tree house in the middle of Alabama. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, and is a former nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. He is the author of more than 5000 poems and 100 books for children and adults from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Abrams, Orca and other publishers. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and in children's magazines Cricket, Highlights for Children and numerous others. 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 & Prizes

Books:
A Parade of Puppies (Orca Press, 2016)
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Animal Planet: Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals (Time/Warner, 2016)
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A Carnival of Cats (Orca Press, 2015)
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Tiny Tales (Capstone Press, 2015)
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Barn Storm (Random House, 2010)
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SCORE! 50 Poems to Motivate and Inspire (Harry N. Abrams, 2008)
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Snow Wonder (Random House, 2008)
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SNOW WONDER (Random House, 2008)
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HALLOWEEN NIGHT (Scholastic, 2007)
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If You Were My Valentine (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
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IF YOU WERE MY VALENTINE (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
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Oh My, Pumpkin Pie! (Random House, 2005)
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OH MY, PUMPKIN PIE! (Random House, 2005)
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ANIMAL TRACKS: WILD POEMS TO READ ALOUD (Harry N. Abrams, 2004)
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Animal Tracks: Wild Poems to Read Aloud (Abrams, 2004)
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A FURY OF MOTION: POEMS FOR BOYS (Boyds Mills Press, 2003)
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A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys (Boyds Mills Press, 2003)
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Halloween Night (Running Press, 2003)
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One Hundred Shoes (Random House, 2002)
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ONE HUNDRED SHOES: A MATH READER (Random House, 2002)
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The Alphabet Parade (River City Publishing, 2002)
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Haiku: The Travelers of Eternity (River City Publishing, 2001)
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HAIKU: THE TRAVELERS OF ETERNITY (River City Publishing, 2001)
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CHRISTMAS IS COMING! (Charlesbridge, 2000)
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ANIMAL TRUNK: SILLY POEMS TO READ ALOUD (Harry N. Abrams, 1999)
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LOVE POEMS (Crane Hill, 1999)
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Mice Are Nice (Random House, 1999)
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MICE ARE NICE (Random House, 1999)
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PLASTIC SOUP: DREAM POEMS (Black Belt Press, 1999)
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SEE THE YAK YAK (Random House, 1999)
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See the Yak Yak (Random House, 1999)
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Plastic Soup: Dream Poems (Black Belt Press, 1998)
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RIDDLE RHYMES (Disney Press, 1995)
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TICKLE DAY: POEMS FROM FATHER GOOSE (Disney Press, 1995)
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SPEAKING IN TONGUES: NEW & SELECTED POEMS (Livingston University Press, 1994)
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GOOD CATS BAD CATS (Disney Press, 1992)
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GOOD DOGS BAD DOGS (Disney Press, 1992)
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WINGS OF FIRE (Druid Press, 1992)
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RETURNING TO EARTH (Livingston University Press, 1989)
Chapbook:
GREATEST HITS: 1974-2005 (Pudding House Publications, 2005)
Journals:
Harper's
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Rolling Stone
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The New Yorker

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
White
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York
Raised in: 
Homewood, AL
Alabama
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Last update: Aug 31, 2016