Orel Protopopescu, award-winning children’s author and poet, has been published by major houses. A Thousand Peaks, Poems from China (with Siyu Liu) was selected for the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age, 2003 list. Two Sticks is on Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year 2008 list. Thelonious Mouse (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011) is her second collaboration with the illustrator Anne Wilsdorf. She is currently working on an interactive poetry book for the iPad with a producer and illustrator in Paris.
Her poetry for adults has appeared in several reviews, most prominently in Oberon where she won several awards, most recently first prize in the 2010 contest for the poem, Listening to My Favorite Things from the Best of John Coltrane. Finishing Line Press is publishing her first book of poems for adults, What Remains (2011).
Orel conducts writing workshops for students and teachers. As a former student, Christine Slatest, now an English teacher, said, “My interest in writing poetry began in Mrs. Protopopescu’s workshops. Her visits to my elementary school changed my life.”
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