Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Fingers of sun
find the Lenten Rose this dawn -
nodding with dew.
- Andromeda Jazmon
April is National Poetry Month in the US. The site Read Write Poem is hosting a NaWriPoMo project for anyone who wants to commit to write a poem of some sort every day. Details here.
I plan to celebrate the month by writing and posting a haiku a day. I hope you will join me in enjoying a little extra poetry in your life this month. Check out what Trisha is doing at Miss Rumphius Effect: she's interviewing children's poets every day of the month and featuring some of their work. Today she's got Kenn Nesbitt!
Here is her introductory post with her schedule of poets. She also rounds up other bloggers in the kidlitosphere that are celebrating:
Greg K. at GottaBook is celebrating the first annual 30 Poets/30 Days, where every day in April he'll be posting a previously unpublished poem by a different poet!!
Sylvia Vardell at Poetry For Children will be reviewing a new children's poetry book every day.
Elaine Magliaro will be giving away children's poetry books at Wild Rose Reader and books of light verse at Political Verses in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Anastasia Suen at her new Pencil Talk blog will be collecting school poems written by children throughout April and posting one every day.
Jone, at Check it Out, will be doing a variety of poetry projects with students in her school, including a “Write a Poem-Send a Postcard” event with her students. Contact Jone if you would like to receive an original poem from one of her students.