Tuesday, April 2, 2013

National Poetry Month

When I'm finished soaking in the sunshine, I might write a poem! Maybe. 

It's April and that means National Poetry Month. There are so many wonderful poetry ideas floating around in the Kidslitosphere. Here are just a few that might appeal to you.

Susan Taylor Brown is writing poems "in the style of" famous poems. This is such a great exercise for writers.

Irene Latham has put together the 2013 Progressive Poem. You can see the stops for each line in my sidebar. Start reading here with Amy, and follow along. My contribution will be line 5 on April 5th.

Laura Purdie Salas is offering a video poem starter every day this month. What a great tool for students and the rest of us, too!

Heidi Mordhorst is hosting a 30day30word poem, a collaorative effort to write a 30 word poem this month. This sounds like fun, so stop by and check it out yourself.

Tricia shares Poetry A-Z to include books, poems, poetic forms, and other poetry-inspired topics. And she's started at Z!

The final round of March Madness Poetry Tournament hosted by Ed DeCaria will be up for voting on Wednesday morning. There is some consolation in the fact that I lost in round one to one of the finalists, Cheryl Lawton Malone! Voting has been so close in these final rounds, so stop by and vote for your favorite.

Caroline Starr Rose is posting thoughts on poetry each day from teachers, readers, librarians, authors, and poets.

That's enough for today. Jump in and enjoy!

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