I’ve been preparing behind the scenes since January, working with eighteen different teachers, readers, librarians, authors, and poets to bring you their thoughts on poetry. For the rest of the month* this space will be devoted to their words. I’m excited to share these wonderful posts with you and to join in the discussion !
4/3 — Jennifer Gennari :: Opening the Heart of Characters Through Poetry
4/4 — Paul Hankins :: Coming Back to Poetry and Leaving the Textbook Behind
4/5 — Lee Wardlaw :: 8 Things I Learned From My Cats About Writing Haiku
4/6 — Caroline Starr Rose :: Words Inspiring Words — a Poem for Sharon Creech’s LOVE THAT DOG
4/8 — Lisa Taylor :: Three Poems and Why I Know Them
4/9 — Gabrielle Prendergast :: Using Acrostic Poetry Both In and Out of the Language Arts Classroom
4/10 — Paul Janeczko :: Poetry is to Share
4/11 — Rosanne Parry :: The Reluctant Poet
4/12 — Anne Greenwood Brown :: Victorian Poets and Paranormal Romance
4/15 — Jessica Bell :: The Vignette
4/16 — Augusta Scattergood :: Learning by Heart
4/17 — Robert L. Forbes :: Looking Out the Window
4/18 — Laurel Garver :: Stories that Sing — Poems with a Plot
4/19 — Amy Ludwig VanDerwater :: Poem Spools — Stitch by Stitch
4/22 — Jayne Jaudon Ferrer :: C’mon, Give It Another Chance
4/23 — Margaret Simon :: The ABC’s of Poetry
4/24 — Kathryn Fitzmaurice :: On Destiny and Emily Dickinson
4/25 — Kathryn Burak :: First Poems and My Mother — The Sleever and Muse
4/26 — Theresa Milstein :: Becoming
4/27 — Tamera Will Wissinger :: Why Poetry Matters
4/30 — Giveaway winner announced
*4/29 We will return to our Lucy Maud Montgomery Read Along discussion briefly before the final poetry post on 4/30.
Author Jama Rattigan has a great list of National Poetry Month events at her blog, Jama’s Alaphabet Soup.
Enter to win this fun Emily Dickinson tote (which also includes information on Kathryn Burak’s book, EMILY’S DRESS AND OTHER MISSING THINGS)
and these three books: THE POCKET EMILY DICKINSON, Paul Janeczko’s SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN: ADVICE AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG POETS, and my verse novel, MAY B.