hotTEAs of Children’s Poetry: Matt Forrest Esenwine and Greg Pincus

Coffee, tea, or . . .

Wait a minute!

Is there a rebel in our midst?

Still, there’s nothing hotter than a grown man drinking a steamy beverage from a cute mug.

Gives new meaning to the term “mug shot” doesn’t it?🙂

Matt Forrest Esenwine is a New Hampshire-based poet, voiceover artist and commercial copywriter who’s written radio commercials and done audio production for companies around the country. In 2012, his poem “Apple-Stealing” was nominated by the Young Adult Review Network (YARN) for a Puschcart Prize. At various times throughout his life, he’s also been an actor, DJ, country dance instructor, cook, and photography sales dude. He’s pictured here holding his favorite SNOOPY MUG, which he’s had since age 6 (photo by Matt’s wife Jen).

 

☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: “Earl Grey, preferably Twinings of London or Bigelow, with no sugar, no milk, no lemon. However, now that it’s springtime, I’m looking forward to firing up my iced tea brewing machine – and Stash makes some awesome teas perfect for ice, like their Red, White, and Blueberry tea!”

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESS: Poems in Dear Tomato: An International Crop of Food and Agriculture Poems edited by Carol-Ann Hoyte (CreateSpace, 2015), The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations: Holiday Poems for the Whole Year in English and Spanish, selected by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2015), and Lullaby and Kisses Sweet: Poems to Love with Your Baby, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Abrams, 2015). 

☕ Visit Matt’s blog Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme and his Official Website, Matt Forrest VoiceWorks

☕☕ Enjoy Matt’s tea poem (can you guess what kind of tea he’s referring to?):

Black Dragon

Steam-breathed beast
touches light the ginger flower;
savors third steeping

© 2015, Matt Forrest Esenwine. All rights reserved.

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Greg Pincus is a Los Angeles-based poet, novelist, screenwriter, volunteer elementary school librarian, and social media consultant. He’s also a blogger, writing about children’s literature and poetry at GottaBook and the social web at The Happy Accident. Through the wonders of social media, he’s sold poetry, helped himself land a book deal, ended up in the New York Times, the Washington Post, School Library Journal (multiple times), and many other interesting places… and also made friends and gotten free cookies on more than one occasion! Wonder what’s in his SEUSS THING 1 mug?

 

☕ CUPPA OF CHOICE: Coffee. Coffee???!!! 😳 (There’s one of them at every party.)

☕ HOT OFF THE PRESS: The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013)

☕ Visit Greg’s Official Website and GottaBook blog.

☕☕ Take a sip of Greg’s, um . . .  er, coffee poem (java lava?):

DAD HAS A BAD CUP OF COFFEE AT A ROADSIDE DINER….

“This tastes like mud!” my father said.
“There should have been a warning!”
I thought there was. The menu said,
“Our coffee’s ground each morning.”

~ © 2007 Greg Pincus. All rights reserved.

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We are, if nothing else, an equal opportunity hot beverage blog.🙂

When you’re hot, you’re hot.

Thanks for steeping with us this month, and thanks to all the HotTEAs of Children’s Poetry for packing the heat!

See them all here.🙂

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Copyright © 2015 Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved.

21 thoughts on “hotTEAs of Children’s Poetry: Matt Forrest Esenwine and Greg Pincus

  1. Haaaaaa!!! I drink both tea and coffee, but forced to pick only one, it’d be coffee. Love both poems, but the coffee one made me laugh.

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    1. Oho! Another tea party crasher! It’s weird how I never developed a taste for coffee. It always seemed like a drink for grown-ups.🙂

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  2. So cool to pair these 2 popular poets Jama.

    The ginger touched haiku suits Dragon Tea.
    And I nearly spilled my beans, out loud, at “ground.”

    Both beverage mugs are top-drawer.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to ogle, er appreciate the fine views here this month. They were all such good sports to humor me with their photos. Poetry people are the best!

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