April 7, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Marilyn Singer. Marilyn writes: It’s no secret that I believe that children’s poetry should be heard as well as seen. To that end, Barbara Genco, editor at Library Journal,  and I organized the ALSC Poetry Blast, a reading by children’s poets, first held at the American Library Association annual conference…

April 6, 2012

Today’s guest poet poster is Lesléa Newman. Follow Lesléa on Facebook here. Follow her on Twitter.   Fun with Formal Poetry “Why do you write formal poetry?” I am often asked. The question always puzzles me. Why wouldn’t I write in form? I am a poet, after all. I want to do everything I can…

April 5, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Susan Taylor Brown, who submitted an audio file for her post and oh, I am so happy she did. When she starts to read her poem, after explaining how it came to her, I got shivers. Thank you, Susan! Visit Susan on Facebook Follow her on Twitter Look at her…

April 3, 2012

Welcome to my guest poetry poster of the day, the woman with the best name ever, Renée LaTulippe! Facebook page for No Water River Follow Renee on Twitter Please stop what you’re doing and recite these four lines out loud right now. I’ll wait.   The very deep did rot – O Christ! That ever…

April 2, 2012

Gail Carson Levine is today’s guest poetry poster and is the author of many award-winning books for children, and, I’m pleased to say, a friend and a couple-of-towns-away neighbor. Gail’s guest post for poetry month: For fun and devilment, I wrote a bunch of poems which are collected in my new book, Forgive Me, I…

March 31, 2012

We’re almost ready to hit the ground running, running right into Poetry Month! I’ve got guest poetry posters all set up throughout the month, and you are in for a huge treat! Go here for a great list of Poetry Month events on Jama Kim Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup.

March 26, 2012

Updated with additional poet posters! I’ve been planning a really fun way to celebrate poetry month and I’m finally ready to share it with you. Read that: get you excited so you’ll come visit here all next month! I sent out invitations to every children’s poet I could think of asking for any of the…