Joyce Brinkman – World Read Aloud Day 2023

Contributed by: Educator Barnes

February 1, 2023

Educator Barnes interviews Indiana’s first Poet Laureate Joyce Brinkman. She reads & talks about her poem “If I Were A Moose.”


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  • Educator Barnes is a married mother of identical twin boys. She is currently a middle school academic dean and CEO and co-founder of Barnes Brothers Books, LLC, a publishing company with a focus on producing diverse books for all readers. Previously, she has served as an English teacher, English learners teacher, literacy coach, college instructor, and librarian. She is also an education writer and editor-in-chief for Indy K12, hosts the podcast Brazen Education, and moderates Indianapolis Recorder’s EdGems. In her spare time, she is an urban gardener and writes about her harvest to table journey at Go to to learn more.