Author and Illustrator: Stacy Russo
Published: November 2020
For children aged 4 through adult
Discover the adventures of dog poets Joni and Walter! Poetry Hounds is a picture book that follows two fun-loving dogs as they write poems, go to poetry readings, garden, take art classes, ride bikes, learn how to play the guitar, and much more! These dog poets show the joy and wonder of living a creative life. Their adventures will entertain children and adults alike. Poetry Hounds features unique handmade mixed media illustrations created with watercolors, pen, and assorted recycled papers.
Stacy Russo, a librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana, California, is a writer, poet, and artist who is committed to creating books and art for a more peaceful world. Stacy’s books have been featured on National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting System, Sirius XM Radio, KCET Artbound, LA Weekly, and various other media channels. Her book publications include A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work (Sanctuary Publishers); Love Activism (Litwin Books); We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene (Santa Monica Press); The Library as Place in California (McFarland); and two poetry chapbooks: The Moon and Other Poems (Dancing Girl Press) and Everyday Magic (Finishing Line Press). She is the editor of the forthcoming collection Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery and the earlier Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from The Progressive, both from Litwin Books. Her articles, poetry, and reviews have appeared in Feminist Teacher, Feminist Collections, American Libraries, Counterpoise, Library Journal, Chaffey Review, Serials Review, and the anthology Open Doors: An Invitation to Poetry (Chaparral Canyon Press). Stacy is a collage artist. She uses magazines, old books, acrylic paint, cardboard, and wood in her creations. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; Chapman University; and San Jose State University.