Friday, March 16, 2012
If you have a post you'd like to share, please leave a link to it in the comments, and I'll update the roundup throughout the day.
Here at GottaBook, I announced the 2012 edition of 30 Poets/30 Days. Every day in April, I'll be sharing a previously unpublished poem by a different poet... and when you see the list in that post of who's joining in the fun, I think you'll agree it's going to be a great month.
At Ed DeCaria's Think Kid Think, he's hosting some March Poetry Madness! There are already 64 poems on display for reading and, in some cases, voting. And there will be more sooon. You gotta see the great work folks are doing. And yes, I'm participating, as are many folks who hang around this blog. Go read. Vote if you'd like. And keep coming back as the competition goes on.
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Over at Gathering Books, Myra features a poem by Margaret Atwood - A Women's Issue - to help celebrate women's history month (and, I'd add, cuz it's a great poem any time).
At Pentimento, you can check out Canadian poet Alden Nowlan's He Attempts to Love His Neighbors.
Get your Nobel-winning poetry from Tomas Transtromer courtesy of Tabatha at the Opposite of Indifference.
"A Little Newt" is a fab poetry video from Renee M. LaTulippe. (And she notes, tweeting it got her followed by a Newt Gingrich PAC! Ahh, autobots!) Plus, check out her Red Riding Hood Went Ninja poem and post, recapping her round one experience in March Poetry Madness.
Jone features a poem from Cybils-winning Paul B. Janeczko's Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto. You can also read her interview with Paul.
At the Poem Farm, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater not only has an original poem up for Poetry Friday, she also hosts Linda Baie's students and shares some of their work!
Author Amok is Rhapsodic for Robots - collecting a few different robot poems and more: some video and rocking robot links.
Want a glimpse at a fabulous poem produced in March Madness and a glimpse into the scene? Check out Heidi Mordhorst's post recapping her battle of "decaffeinated" vs. "knack." (You must read this, actually, if only for the final line of her poem).
Katya gives us THREE original poems based on the word "androgynous." THREE! Go pick your fave....
Laura Salas is up with more of the fun from March Poetry Madness, including her epic battle there. Good times! For a bonus, check out her 15 Words or Less poems, too.
Bringing you a molecular biologist/poet (I know. I know. So familiar. I mean, we see that ALL the time, right?), Tara at A Teaching Life celebrates the work and poetry of Katherine Larson (a post which is also part of a Slice of Life challenge AND fits nicely with women's history month, too).
Whacked! That was the word given to Mary Lee. and she had to write a poem using it. Insights, links, and the poem itself all on view....
At Books 4 Learning, learn about Lee Bennett Hopkins' anthology America at War (and read some of it, too).
An original poem inspired by the poem The Thin Prison is up today at Bet's Blog (along with the inspiration). A great glimpse at how some ideas come to life.
Irene Latham shares a poem in praise of second place... and also has only six spots left in her April progressive poem! Sign up today (I'm already in, looking forward nervously to my day).
It's a great day for a touch of Ireland and a poem by Eavan Boland... and thanks to Robyn Hood Black, we have just that! Also, get a glimpse of her first round experience in the Poetry Madness.
Diane Mayr is a Poetry Friday roundup all by herself - all about Eve at Random Noodling, Irish Sweaters at Kurious Kitty, a wonderful quote at KK's Kwotes, and an original poem Kilroy Was Here at her Kids of the Homefront Army. Well done!
Hear two poems by Nick Flynn (whose memoir is the basis of the film Being Flynn) today at the Stenhouse Blog.
It's a slice of life from Carol Wilcox all about the how, why, and result of her experience in March Poetry Madness. An excellent read.
At the always yummy Alphabet Soup, Jama features Kate Coombs (a 30 Poets/30 Days poet this year!) talking about her gorgeous new poetry collection, Water Sings Blue.
How about a bit of Browning for your Friday? You can find Robert Browning's My Last Duchess at Sherry's Semicolon blog.
A post so nice, I'll mention it twice - Linda from TeacherDance has her class at The Poem Farm today. Great work on display by a younger generation!
They are thinking toads (and J. Patrick Lewis) at the Write Sisters today. (And a bit more March Poetry Madness for you, too!)
It is always a good day when Elaine Magliaro shares a new list poem... and she's given us Things to Do If You Are a Giraffe today at the Wild Rose Reader. A good day!
Patriotic poetry for children is the topic today at Poetry for Children, Sylvia Vardell's must read blog (you do read it, don't you?).
An original poem, Apple Seeds, gets planted today courtesy of Steven Withrow at his Crackles of Speech. (You will see more from Steven in this year's 30 Poets/30 Days, by the way).
Over at the Iris Chronicles, today we get Author's Prayer by Ilya Kaminsky (as well as information about this deaf poet who, I must admit, I did not know. That has been rectified!).
Wordsworth! Need I say more? Well, I will, as I send you over to the Teaching Authors to see Daffodils and a bit of a tribute to one of their own.
The incomparable Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, lets us peek inside his new book, I See Spring (with illustrations by AG Jatkowska). Fantastic!
Animals and humans often use the same tools... often differently. David Elzey has an original poem up about Tools. Definitely food for thought.
Found poetry... from a biology textbook! That's what Liz Steinglass shares today with her poem What is Life. And it has the phrase "consider barnacles" in it. Could you ask for more?
Time. It doesn't work the same for all of us, I think, and Ruth at There's is no such thing as a God-forsaken town shares Tamara Madison's Analog Time as well as some interesting and funny slices of life about... time!
Janet Squires talks about a bio of William Butler Yeats - check out the cover illustration!
Double the fun from Lorie Ann Grover: at her On Point, she gives us an original poem, Sea Swirl; at readertotz we get some Mother Goose!
At Biblio File, Jennie has a review of the verse novel Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle (who, I am pleased to point out, is part of the 2012 edition of 30 Poets/30 Days!).
And last, but certainly not least, read and interview with and a poem from the UK's Julia Donaldson (a Children's Laureate there, I must note!) over at Paper Tigers. She's talking libraries and helping fight against cuts in their services in the UK. Sounds painfully familiar, yes? Her Library Poem is apt everywhere.