Why Poetry? A Novelist Reflects

This article originally appeared in the 1999 issue of The Sampler, the newsletter of the Southern California Children’s Literature Council (formerly the Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People (SCCLCYP). When I was seven years old, I wrote a poem to console my father after the defeat of his favorite hockey team, … Continue reading
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About Joanne Rocklin

Joanne Rocklin has written over 20 books for young readers. Her novel For YOUR Eyes Only! received an award for Notable Fiction by the Southern California Children's Literature Council. Her latest novel, Strudel Stories, was named an American Library Association Notable Book. Visit her website.

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