Poetry Tech

Today’s guest poet poster is Anastasia Suen.
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Anastasia at age 12:

I wrote my first book when I was eleven. It was a picture book, and poetry wasn’t far behind. I wrote poetry in junior high and high school.
Combining the two — picture books and poetry — is how I sold my first book, Air Show.

first spread:

second spread:

It’s a poem about an air show. Yes, I write poetry about big machines!
My most recent picture book, Road Work Ahead is also a poem about machinery…

Road work ahead.
Move over. Go slow.
Jackhammers crack.
Look at them go.
Check out the interior spreads here!
I love to write about science and technology, so I’m doing more of that for National Poetry Month, and I invite you to join me! Give it a try and write a STEM haiku.
Q. How do you write a STEM haiku?
A. Try this.

  1. Select a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) topic.
  2. Brainstorm a list of words about your topic.
  3. Count the syllables in each word.
  4. Use the words to share a short STEM thought using the haiku format.

Q. What is the haiku format?
A. Haiku has 3 lines.

  1. The first line has 5 syllables.
  2. The second line has 7 syllables.
  3. The third and final line has 5 syllables.

Writing Resources:

Share your original STEM haiku at the STEM Friday blog.

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