Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Month Ahead

Hard for me to believe, but, to misquote the good Dr. Seuss, "tomorrow is April! It's practically here!"

Starting tomorrow, you'll get a new poem/poet combination every day, but that won't be all (I hope!). There will be other poetry news, other posts, and who knows what else popping up as the month goes on. I'm looking forward to it, and I'm so glad to see so many folks coming by already to check out the fun.

I hope you'll all jump into the comments section of the poems and let us know what you're thinking. And if you have any questions or ideas during the month, you can also feel free to e-mail me.

There's also a lot more going on in the Kidlitosphere this month. Such as...

  • Tricia Stohr-Hunt will interview 30 children's poets. The Poetry Makers list is stellar! Tricia and I have some overlap, too, and that should be pretty fun.

  • Lee Wind shares GLBTQ Teen Poetry.

  • Jone MacCulloch shares Thirty Days, Thirty Students, Thirty Poems. Original poems by students. Jone will also again offer the Poetry Postcard Project where original student poems are sent out on decorated postcards. Request yours now.

  • Check out Mary Lee Hahn's daily poems about teaching each day in April. Also at A Year of Reading, Franki will review poetry books & share Poetry Month activities.

  • Jama Rattigan is posting original poems & favorite recipes by some of the Poetry Friday regulars (including me!).

  • Irene Latham will give away a favorite poetry anthology each poetry Friday during April.

  • Laura Salas will post a children's poem per day from a poetry book she loves.

  • Sylvia Vardell will be inviting poets to play Poetry Tag by offering a poem for readers to enjoy, then "tag" a fellow poet who then shares her/his own poem that is connected to the previous poem.

    New original poems every day by a lot of wonderful folks:

  • Susan Taylor Brown

  • Mary Lee Hahn

  • Andromeda Jazmon

  • Irene Latham

  • Jone MacCulloch

  • Elizabeth Moore

  • April Halprin Wayland (one of last year's 30 Poets/30 Days poets!)

  • It's gonna be a great month, indeed. There's more come up here real soon, but now I gotta book. See you in April!

    1 comment:

    jon said...

    A lot to look forward to!!!!