Janet Wong on Discovering the Joy of Poetry
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 24 , Segment 2
Episode: Tracking Traditions, Discovering the Joy of Poetry
- Aug 6, 2016 5:30 pm
- 12:10 mins
Next, Rachel visits with poet Janet Wong, co-compiler of “The Poetry Friday Anthology.” She shares how she discovered the true joys of poetry somewhat later in her career, when she heard the work of a poet read in a children’s literature class. Janet Wong, who started as a lawyer, is now an award-winning children’s book author. She’s related the story of her dramatic career change on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN’s Paula Zahn Show, and Radical Sabbatical. Janet Wong is the author of 30 books for children and teens on a wide variety of subjects.