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 […]
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 […]
Alan Katz is a fool for poetry so you should… Follow him on Facebook! Or on Twitter!
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.
Yesterday’s Brooke Jackman Foundation Read-a-thon was fantastic. There were so many varied and wonderful talents getting kids excited about books and reading. The foundation has given away almost 100,000 books to kids in need throughout New York city since it’s inception in 2001. Yesterday I was honored to be a part of its second annual […]