April 30, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Irene Latham,  an award-winning author of two volumes of poetry and two novels. She also serves as poetry editor for Birmingham Arts Journal and contributes poems to Scholastic’s Storyworks and Scope magazines. Follow Irene on Twitter Follow Irene on Facebook Birmingham Arts Journal Here is Irene’s poetry post: Those who…

April 27, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster (despite the title) is my talented friend April Pulley Sayre. When I got to the part about what her teacher did to her, I gasped. Here is what April sent me: I don’t think of myself as a poet. The moniker “poet” kind of scares me. Like I’d have to act…

April 26, 2012

Thank you, Michael J. Rosen, for being today’s guest poetry poster! Here is an interview with Michael and here is the podcast I did with him. In “Running with Trains,” two boys speak in alternating poems. By the end of the book they do meet, but for most of the novel, they observe one another…

April 24, 2012

The funny and fabulously talented Lisa Wheeler is today’s guest poetry poster! Why not check out (and LIKE) Lisa’s Facebook Page? Mother Goose was my very first introduction to poetry. Equally attracted to both the metered rhyme and colorful artwork, I embraced the poems wholeheartedly. I still do. I’ve been collecting Mother Goose books for…

April 20, 2012

Betsy’s site Betsy on Twitter   From Betsy:   Poetry’s a portal I walk through, where I scratch scabs to find forgotten memories, where I tickle kids with tiny details, where I even wake up teens with no interest in writing, whatsoever. ‘Cause poetry can do that. ‘Cause poetry’s a portal anyone can walk through….

April 17, 2012

Thank you,  Janet Wong, for being today’s guest poetry poster, especially since I messed up the post originally! Now, finally, the correct post from Janet!   One year ago Sylvia Vardell and I launched our PoetryTagTime series of original poetry e-books. Why e-books? We wanted to make poetry affordable—less than a cup of coffee and…

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…