Aliya's an actress,

She sparkles onstage

Jackson draws dragons

That roar off the page!

Conrad crafts stories,

You'll feel like you're there

Sophie pulls math answers

Out of thin air


No one can do everything,

But everyone can do something

From the moment you’re born,

You’re an expert at one thing: 

And I’ve met enough kids now

To know that it’s true -- 

You are a genius at

Just being you.

Maya Laffler, age 10, 2017

Welcome to my online poetry home!  I'm so glad you're here!

Just A Little Genius, Ink. is the brainchild of Jen Laffler, a writer / poet / mom based in Southern California.  Jen's lived all over the world and done lots of jobs, but writing poetry for children, inspired by children, is her absolute favorite thing.  Here you'll find poetry for and by children, original creative content for parents and educators, Jen's books and other products-in-poetry to buy, and stuff just generally related to the positive impacts of creativity

If you are between the ages of 3 and 18 and have something positive, creative, funny, maybe-even-just-a-little-genius you'd like to share, we'd like to see it and possibly publish it.

Poetry, art, and video submissions now accepted. submission guidelines


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