Linwood Center Boutique is proud to host a book reading by Dr. Steven Clark Cunningham on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The book, Dinosaur Name Poems, is a 72-page, richly illustrated, bilingual (English and Spanish) collection of poems for children. Kids love to know what the dinosaur names mean:
Tyrannosaurus Rex is “tyrant lizard king,” Stegosaurus is “plated lizard,” Oviraptor and Velociraptor are “egg thief” and “speedy, or swift, thief,” and my son’s favorite, Pachycephalosaurus, is “thick-headed lizard.” So each poem uses the name of a dinosaur (or other prehistoric beast) as a take-off or setting for the playful verse that follows.
Dr. Steven Clark Cunningham was born in Denver, Colorado. After graduating from Creighton University with majors in chemistry and Spanish, he attended medical school at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Having finished his residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, and fellowships in oncology research and in surgery of the liver and pancreas at Johns Hopkins University, he is currently Co-Director of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He has served as a contributing editor of Maryland Poetry Review, and his poems have appeared in Maryland Poetry Review, The New Physician (winner of literary arts contest), Chimeras, WordHouse: Baltimore’s Literary Calendar, the anthology Function At The Junction #2 (Electric Press, 1997), the cookbook Pasta Poetics (ed. Matt Hohner, 1997), and the anthology Poems for Chromosomes (Watermark Press, 1998). Dinosaur Name Poems (Three Conditions Press, 2009) is his first full-length book of children’s poetry. Visit: http://www.DinosaurNamePoems.org.