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Charles Ghigna ("Father Goose") (born August 25, 1946) is an American children's author, poet, speaker and nationally syndicated feature writer.
Total Books: 99
He is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 40 award-winning books from Random House, Knopf, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Running Press, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., and other publishers. His books have been featured on ABC-TV’s "Good Morning America," PBS, NPR, and selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club and awarded the Parents' Choice Book Award. His poems for children and adults have appeared in numerous textbooks and anthologies and in magazines ranging from Highlights, Ranger Rick and Cricket to Harper’s and The New Yorker.
He lives in Homewood, Alabama (U.S.) with his author-wife, Debra Ghigna.
Ghigna served as poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English (1973—1974) and as poet-in-residence for the Alabama School of Fine Arts (1974—1993). He has presented poetry readings and programs at the Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the International Schools of South America and at hundreds of other schools, colleges, conferences, libraries, book fairs, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas.
The themes of his books and poetry reflect a celebration of childhood, as well as a reverence for nature and animals. His other subjects and themes include humor, holidays, riddles, seasons, school, sports, and the power of a positive attitude. 1
Also noteworthy, the world’s shortest poem in the English language goes to his credit. Until Ghigna’s one letter title poem, which is the same as the body of the poem “I” Why? the shortest poem in the English language was thought to be “Fleas” whose authorship has often been debated .
With thousand of poems, over 40 books, and numerous other works to his credit, Charles Ghigna, the well noted Alabamian author and poet has provided volumes upon volumes of significant works that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and will entertain and inspire generations to come.