Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Phoenix: Original Poem

New Year’s Phoenix

This morn
Clatter the blinds
Slash open
The glistened glass.
Lean out
Into the wet fog.
Breathe spirit.
Exhale frost.
Climb onto
The cold sash.
Crouch on aching
Haunches and
To the swaying feeder.
Drink red sweetness
Into lesioned cuts
Until they glisten
And pinions
Dive over dry brambles.
Wink crimson
Over gray thorns.
Pluck the horizon

Lorie Ann Grover, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

One Minute till Bedtime: Blog Tour

I'm happy to be included in the Blog Tour orchestrated by Jackie Hosking. We are pausing to celebrate the release of One Minute till Bedtime, but also, we cheer a few additional poems from the included poets that didn't find their way on the pages. Here is mine, which may one day release as a board book. Wouldn't that be lovely? Enjoy the tour!

Dream Ball
by Lorie Ann Grover

Baby, I’ll:
Spin you a falling star gown;
Make rings, with dewdrops I found;        
Comb your hair with starlight earthbound;
Weave you a glitter snow crown;
Ask fireflies to glow all around;
Call loons to sing their sweet sounds;
And then,
we’ll dance on moonbeams to town.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2015

One Minute Till Bedtime Cover
One Minute till Bedtime
compiled by Kenn Nesbitt
illustrated by Christoph Niemann
Little Brown, 2016