Saturday, May 01, 2010

Thirty Poets/One Day - The 2010 Wrap Up

Sigh. Once again, 30 Poets/30 Days has come to an end. Still, it's been a great month here, so no regrets.

Now, just for fun, here's a review of all the previously unpublished poetry we saw during April:

Alice Schertle - Triolets That Trouble My Sleep
Joseph Bruchac - Bear Path
Laura Purdie Salas - Anaconda
Calef Brown - Re: Me
Carole Boston Weatherford - Move Out!
Jorge Argueta - Cancion De Mango/Mango Song
Susan Marie Swanson - Wonders
Ralph Fletcher - Weeds
Alan Katz - Ch-ch-ch-check, Please
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand - Dancing Fingers
Charles Waters - I Love Being Me
Kathi Appelt - The Ouija
Kurt Cyrus - The Big Snore
Arthur A. Levine - These rules are here for your protection
Eileen Spinelli - Praying Mantis
Bobbi Katz - Lesson
James Carter - Clouds Like Us
Elaine Magliaro - Things To Do If You Are King Kong
David L. Harrison - Lookit!
Brad Bogart - Personification
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer - Cousins of Clouds
Heidi Mordhorst - Smaller Than I Thought
Charles R. Smith, Jr. - I Speak
Georgia Heard - Ars Poetica
George Ella Lyon - Trying to Get Out of My Tree
Jacqueline Woodson - One of the Many Stories
Graham Denton - Sounds Delightful
Francisco X. Alarcón - Listen/Escucha
Liz Garton Scanlon - Reflecting
Walter Dean Myers - Walking

There are many people to thank in regards to 30 Poets/30 Days, but I'll try to be brief. First off, I must thank the generosity of this year's 30 poets - without them, you'd've seen 30 blank pages! I tip my hat again to last year's 30 poets for making the event possible at all, as well as for their suggestions, encouragement, and support this year, too. Truly, the children's literature community never ceases to amaze.

I want to give a shout-out to the amazing bloggers of the Kidlitosphere for their enthusiasm and talent. What an amazing bunch! To Bonnie Adamson for the logos and the extra #kidlitchat support this month? You rock! To all the folks who linked here or tweeted about the project or the poems or used Facebook or left comments... I tip my virtual hat to you once more. And finally... to all of you who read and shared the poetry this month, yay!

I think I can speak for everyone on this year and last year's list when I say that poetry is a year round thing, not just April. I look forward to more poems and poets here in the months ahead... and I hope you stick around. More will be coming soon, but now? Now, I gotta book.


Andromeda Jazmon said...

I am going to be coming back to read all these posts again in the next month. Thanks so much for doing this! You rock!

Mary Lee said...

It was, indeed, a GREAT month!

Shannon said...

THIS WAS AMAZING! I wish you could keep doing it all year. I had never read your blog before April 1st, but it was one of the best parts of my National Poetry Month and a great way to wake up every morning. Thank you so much!

Teacher in SD

Wendy said...

Thank you so much for the 30 Poets, 30 Days. I began each day with your website reading the many different poems. My sixth grade students just loved it. It was a great way to start each lesson. I will be sure to check in with you next year.

Kate Coombs said...

Greg, thank you so much for this event! I have to say, I'm now going through withdrawal...

David Harrison said...


Thanks again for bringing us all together during April. I had great time at your party!


MotherReader said...

A most excellent venture! Thanks to YOU for doing it.

Jane Heitman Healy said...

30 Poets/30 Days
Made an impact in many ways.

It made April a real treat.
It truly was an amazing feat.

Poetry blooms year 'round, it's true,
But mostly in April, thanks to you.