Sunday, April 15, 2018

Charles Ghigna

Poultry poet! IMPERFECT poet Charles Ghigna knows how to not take himself too seriously.

I am a silly
poultry poet whose rhymes some
times break the gold egg

FATHER GOOSE® CHARLES GHIGNA lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 books from Random House, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Abrams, Boyds Mills Press, Capstone, Charlesbridge, Orca and other publishers, and more than 5000 poems for children and adults in newspapers and magazines ranging from The New Yorker and Harper’s to Highlights and Cricket magazines. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated poetry feature writer for Tribune Media Services. He speaks at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas, and has read his poems at The Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the American School in Paris, and the International Schools of South America. For more information, visit his website at


  1. Love this poem, so looking forward to the book!

  2. What a prolific writer and wonderful champion of poetry he is. I'm glad my poems are rubbing elbows with him.