Today is April 1, 2022, the beginning of National Poetry Month. Heidi at my juicy little universe is hosting all the poetry goodness in the world today.
Happy Book Birthday, Imperfect II. Thank you Tabatha Yeatts for editing and encouraging people to submit. So excited to be a part of this collection. Anthologies for the MG audience, 5th-9th grades, are limited.
Tabatha Yeatts has offered a prize that is swoon worthy. A copy of 3d drawing and optical illusions: how to draw optical illusions and 3d art step by step Guide for Kids, Teens and Students. New edition
and a set of Staedtler Mars Lumograph Art Drawing Pencils, 12 Pack Graphite Pencils in Metal Case .
It's the perfect prize to go with a sneak peek at Alana Devito's poem, "The Art Teacher Said" which is in this new collection.
What a great way to begin National Poetry Month. I hope you'll come back for some great interviews this month.
BONUS: Fifth Graders Create Art and Poems
Amy at The Poem Farm is hosting Poetry Friday this week.
She's looking back at the previous National Poetry Months as she prepares for 2022 National Poetry Month. Do you have a proverb waiting to be a poem? Check out Amy's idea for April.
2022 National Poetry Month Here
For more than ten years, I have participate in the monthly challenge of writing and posting a poem a day for April. I've written haiku, haiga, chose words with "LL" and write poems for those words, collaborated with a nature photographer and wrote NW creature poem, written food poems, and worked on revisions.
As I started to ponder what to do for 2022, I had this grand idea left over form the #februallage poem. Then I had a little heart to heart with myself. About staying focused. About finishing the revision I want to finish before June on my WIP. So this year, instead of running and diving headlong into the new shiny idea, I am hanging out with my WIP. It's important and deserves my attention.
That said, for Poetry Fridays I have three great author interviews as well as celebrating a new anthology for middle schoolers. Please enjoy this video about Poetry Friday here for the next month
in the night
seeds of peace
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing