Story of Easter Aileen Fisher
I Heard a Bluebird Sing Sing of the Earth and Sky
Born on September 9, 1906 in Iron River, Michigan, Aileen Fisher graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in journalism in 1927. She moved to Chicago, helped to place women journalists and became director in 1928 of the Women’s National Journalistic Register. She sold her first poem to Child Life magazine in 1927. Her first book was published in 1933, a collection of poetry entitled the The Coffee-Pot Face. A prolific magazine author, she also wrote many books, such as Rabbits, Rabbits and Going Barefoot. In 1978, Ms. Fisher was awarded the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry award. Ms. Fisher died at her home in Boulder, Colorado, on December 2, 2002, at the age of 96. Her final book, I Heard a Bluebird Sing, was published by Wordsong in 2002.

—Vicki Palmquist

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