Wednesday, April 1, 2009

National Poetry Month

I know it's April Fool's day, but I'll leave the tricks and jokes to the pros. Instead, I'm focusing on the other big event of the day: the start of National Poetry Month.



At the poets.org website, you can find out how you can participate. Sign up for a poem a day. Read a poem to your child, your children's class, your mother. Write a haiku, a sonnet, a limerick.

Here are some other events taking place that you may want to check out:

If you love children's poetry, as I do, poet and professor Sylvia Vardell will be reviewing a children's poetry book a day. Anastasia Suen has collected school poems from students and will share them at Pencil Talk. Tricia at Miss Rumphius Effect will be posting her interviews with children's poets daily.

Read, enjoy, laugh, celebrate!

6 comments:

The Things We Carried said...

Thanks for commenting at my blog! As an aspiring writer myself, I am so happy to have found your blog. Thanks for the links too.

Yat-Yee said...

You're welcome! And thanks for dropping by my blog. Happy writing.

Tricia said...

Thanks for linking to my blog! I'm so excited that all these amazing writers took time to answer my questions. I feel so lucky to be sharing them with the world.

Yat-Yee said...

Thank *you* for getting all the interviews. I can't wait to read them throughout the month!

Anastasia Suen said...

Thanks for the link, Yat-Yee!

Yat-Yee said...

Anastasia: What a great idea it is to hear poetry from students. Thank you!