Brod Bagert is the award-winning author of 17 books of poetry for children, young-adults, and adults. His work has received numerous awards including the International Read- ing Association's prestigious Young Adults Choices award, the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, the Independent Publisher Gold Book Award, and Mom's Choices Gold Medal. He tours some thirty weeks a year, and has visited Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and just about every nook and cranny of the good ole USA.
Born and raised in the City of New Orleans, Brod stud- ied the classics in Latin and Greek, wrestled and boxed to vent adolescent angst, fell in love with and married his high- school sweetheart, practiced law, served in public of ce, and reared four children that are the joy of his life.
Today Brod mesmerizes audiences with poetry, both his and those of the great authors of history, leaving participants with a new or reinvigorated love for poetry in the process.
Brod continues to live in New Orleans with Debby, his wife of more than 40 years, where they spend quality time with their four children, and a growing tribe of grandchildren.
Stephen Morillo is a professor of medieval history, a Rhodes Scholar, artist, cricket player, and a glutton for pun- ishment. This is his second book with Brod.