The Poet and the Poem
Featured Deanna Nikaido
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Deanna Nikaido is a poet, artist, and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Voice Like Water and Vibrating With Silence and co-author of two children's books, Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures (National Geographic Children's Books) with Newberry medalist Kwame Alexander and New York Times best selling author Mary Rand Hess, and How to Write a Poem with Kwame Alexander (Harper Collins).
She holds a degree in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, was a literacy coach for Bookinday, teaching poetry and book publication to elementary, middle, and high school students and was a Regional Coordinator in Maryland for the national recitation program, Poetry Out Loud. Deanna lives in Maryland surrounded by nature, enamored by the art her grandchildren produce, and the stories they tell.