Thanks so much for visiting my new-and-improved website. It will give me the chance to let you know about my latest book, as well as information about the writing process, creativity, and journal writing. You can expect to find teaching suggestions and lessons, as well as brief conversations with writers of books for young readers. I'll also suggest the names of good books for you to read and links to other neat stuff. And, if you’re looking for a visiting poet for your school, you’ve come to the right place. I hope it will be a place that you visit often.
Fresh Off the Press: A brand new paperback version of The Death of the Hat is now available for purchase! Just in time for National Poetry Month.
Poetry has been a living form of artistic expression for thousands of years, and throughout that time poets have found inspiration in everything from swords to stamp albums, candles to cobwebs, manhole covers to the moon. In The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents his fiftieth book, offering young readers a quick tour of poets through the ages. Breathing bright life into each selection is Chris Raschka’s witty, imaginative art.