Archive | February, 2024

“Joy to the Poem” kickoff–The New Baby Calf

Nobody will be surprised to learn that the poem I’d nominate as winner of the “Most Joyful Poem” contest is “The New Baby Calf”, by Edith Newlin Chase. But it’s not for the reasons you’re thinking… Yes, I’m a children’s literature specialist, so the first picture book Barbara Reid created in her signature style of […]

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By Julia Dovey, UFV Writer-in-Residence   The most common question I get from students and writers in general is “what’s your advice for writers just starting a book?” The most common question I should get is “is it pronounced Dovey or Dovey?” But it isn’t, because to be fair, the name looks pretty cut and […]