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Authors of the Southeast Project
Featured Author

Charles Ghigna

Charles Ghigna (aka "Father Goose") is a poet, children's author,
and nationally syndicated feature writer who helps promote the love of
children's literature by speaking at schools, colleges, conferences, and
libraries throughout the U.S. and overseas.

He is the author of more than thirty books of poetry for
children and adults from Random House, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Disney, Hyperion, Abrams and other publishers. Thousands of his poems also appear in textbooks, anthologies, magazines and newspapers. His award-winning books have been featured on "Good Morning America" and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club, the Accelerated Reading Program, the Scholastic Book Club, ALA Booklist, Poetry Alive, and the American Bookseller's "Pick of the Lists." His books have received the Parents' Choice Book Award, SEBA Notable Book Award, the Helen Keller Literary Award, and the Alabama Library Association Book Award for Juvenile Literature.

Charles is a former poetry editor of The English Journal for the
National Council of Teachers of English and has served as poet-in-residence for the Alabama School of Fine Arts where he directed the writing program.

Ghigna (pronounced GEEN-ya) lives in Homewood, Alabama
with his wife, Debra, and son, Chip.

For a complete biography, bibliography, list of reviews,
photos, and other information,
please visit the Father Goose website at:

Click here to see the questions submitted by students from Beechwood Elementary School.

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Updated 11/21/02