A Poem a Day

Jane Yolen is one of the most prolific and lauded children’s writers of our time. She has written more than three hundred books including many picture books and middle grade novels in a variety of genres and worlds of her own imagining. Her awards are many including (from her website), “the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award among many others.” She is also a generous supporter of other writers, often speaking at conferences, teaching, and maintaining a lengthy For Writers page on her own website.

My favorite Yolen book is one that seems to be out of print called The Wild HuntIt’s one of my favorite winter reads and a story that I come back to again and again, and with each reading discover something new.

I recently discovered another small treasure from this woman of letters, stories, and fairy tales – an email project that she’s been running for several years now, in which she sends subscribers a poem each and every day. The poems range widely in style and subject, but I love that they arrive without fail in my inbox each day – a delicious morsel of art to brighten my day.

It’s easy to subscribe, just email Yolen at janeyolen (at) aol (dot) com, and she’ll add you to her list.

Yolen is also a fabulous follow on Twitter at @JaneYolen. She’s very engaged with her followers and just a lot of fun.

So, that’s my treat for the day. 🙂

I hope you enjoy her site and Twitter feed and maybe sign up for her poem a day.

Happy reading (and writing)!


Jamie Lee Wallace Hi. I’m Jamie. I am a content writer and branding consultant, columnist, sometime feature writer, prolific blogger, and aspiring fiction writer. I’m a mom, a student of equestrian arts, and a nature lover. I believe in small kindnesses, daily chocolate, and happy endings. In addition to my bi-weekly weekday posts, you can also check out my Saturday Edition and Sunday Shareworthy archives. Off the blog, please introduce yourself on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. I don’t bite … usually.

This post originally appeared on the Live to Write – Write to Live blog.

10 thoughts on “A Poem a Day

    • It is a unique and fascinating story. I’m glad to have my battered, old paperback copy. 😉
      Hope you enjoy the poems!

    • I believe that Owl Moon is one of her best-known books, and it’s one I’ve never read. Perhaps I’ll pick up a copy from the library this week. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂

      PS – Is that a new profile pic? Love it!

      • Thanks Jamie. It’s not really new, it’s actually a few years old but I like it better than my other one. Owl Moon is wonderful, a picture book for kids but so poetic. Love it.

  1. I’ve been getting Jane’s daily poems for a couple of years now, ever since I attended her picture book boot camp. I don’t want to add a link to your comments, but you might like my post of 4/5/16 about staying over at her home. Owl Moon is a favorite of mine, too. 🙂

    • You can always feel free to share a link, Marcia. 🙂 I did find your post without the link, and enjoyed it very much. What an inspiring experience, and it looks like you had a wonderful group with which to share the journey. I hope to find my own adventure of that kind in the not-too-distant future. Thanks for sharing!!

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