Saturday, November 15, 2014


Charles Ghigna - Father Goose® lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 books from Random House, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Abrams, Boyds Mills Press, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Orca and other publishers, and more than 5000 poems, many of which appear in textbooks, anthologies, newspapers, and magazines including The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, as well as in Highlights, Cricket and numerous other magazines for children. He served as poet-in-residence and chair of creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, instructor of creative writing at Samford University, poetry editor of English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a nationally syndicated poetry feature writer for Tribune Media Services. He speaks at schools, conferences, libraries, and literary events throughout the U.S. and overseas, and has read his poems at The Library of Congress, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the American Library in Paris, the American School in Paris, and the International Schools of South America. For more information, visit his website at FatherGoose.com FatherGoose.com





Bayside, New York
1949




Photos
1972-2015




with daughter, Julie
Fort Myers, FL
1972







Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
1973






Birmingham, AL
1974







Huntsville, AL
1976








with Debra
Homewood, AL
1977







Homewood, AL
1977








National Writers Conference
Denver, CO
1978









Alabama State Poetry Society
Arlington Home, Birmingham, AL
1978









with poet Robert Hayden
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
1978









with poet Robert Hayden
Montgomery, AL
1979









Linn Park
Birmingham, AL
1980









Columbiana, AL
1981











Baylor School for Boys
Chattanooga, TN
1982










with James Baldwin
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
1982










at grandmother's funeral
New York City
1982









City Lights Bookstore
San Francisco, CA
1983







with Debra
Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN
1983







with James Dickey
Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
1983





with James Dickey
Birmingham Art Museum, Birmingham, AL
1983








Alabama School of Fine Arts
Birmingham, AL
1984








Homewood, AL
1987











with son, Chip
Backyard, Homewood, AL
1992













with Mark Strand
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1993














with Pat Gauch, Jon Agee, Eric Carle
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
1997











Homewood, AL
1999











with Chip, Julie, and Debra
San Francisco, CA
1999










with Debra Ghigna and Rick Bragg
Birmingham Public Library
2000












Jonathan Benton Bookstore
Mountain Brook, AL
2003











with Debra
Jefferson County Board of Education
Birmingham, AL
2005





with Honey in the Treehouse
Homewood, AL
2006









with wife Debra, son Chip, and daughter Julie
Seattle, WA
2009









with granddaughter, Charlotte Rose Ghigna
Toys R Us
Birmingham, Al
2011









with Charlotte Rose Ghigna
Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham, AL
2012









with Charlotte Rose Ghigna in the Treehouse
Homewood, AL
2012











Homewood Public Library
Homewood, AL
2012













Texas Library Association
Dallas, TX
2013






with Rebecca Davis, Charles Waters, Amy VanDerwater, Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Texas Library Association
Dallas, TX
2013






with grandson, Christopher Pierce
Seattle, WA
2013









with Deborah Fout, Homewood Library Director
Christmas Parade
Homewood, AL
2013









with daughter, Julie Pierce
at the top of the Statue of Vulcan
Birmingham, AL
2014













with Debra and Chip
St Tropez, France
2015





with Debra, beach party
St Tropez, France
2015













The streets of St Tropez, France
2015








with Charlotte Rose Ghigna
at Chip Ghigna Art Show
The Ellenburg Art Gallery - Homewood Library
Homewood, AL
2015










Atlanta, GA
2016









with Debra
Honfleur, France
2016














with Charlotte Rose Ghigna
Homewood, AL
2017