Who Is Father Goose?
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"America's Beloved Children's Poet"

How Do You Pronounce 'Ghigna'?


Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama.

He is an award-winning poet, children's author, speaker, and nationally syndicated feature writer

who helps promote the love of poetry and children's literature throughout the world.

He is the author of more than 5,000 poems and 100 books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Abrams, Boyds Mills, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers. His books have been featured on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," PBS and NPR.

His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks and anthologies, and in magazines for adults and children from The New Yorker and Harper's to Highlights and Cricket.

Ghigna served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writring at the Alabama School of Fine Arts

for nearly twenty years, and was poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services.

He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund,

and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation.  He has presented poetry readings 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 schools, colleges, conferences, libraries, book fairs, and literary events throughout the United States, South America, and overseas.

Charles Ghigna, Father Goose, America's Popular Children's Poet

You can reach Father Goose at PaGoose@aol.com