Who’s Reading What Wednesday: Getting Ready for National Poetry Month

Today for WRWW, I want my readers to know about all the fantastic happenings for National Poetry Month.  Here is the official list.
Thank you to Laura and Irene for organizing a great list for National Poetry month.  You can also find it here at Laura’s “April National Poetry Month” button on my website: www.teachpoetryk12.com.  

Let the poetry party commence!

 2010 KidLit Celebration of National Poetry Month

 30 Poets/30 Days in April 2010

http://gottabook.blogspot.com

Gregory K. features 30 children’s poets, one-a-day during April in a Celebration of Children’s Poetry. Each poem is previously unpublished.

New GLBTQ Teen Poetry

http://www.leewind.org

Lee Wind is publishing many new Teen voices during April for National Poetry Month.

Poems about Teaching

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/

Mary Lee Hahn will post an original poem about teaching and/or learning each day in April.  She will invite other teachers, librarians, students, learners and poets to send her their original teaching and/or learning poems (or links to their poem posts) for inclusion.  The more the merrier!

 Also at A Year of Reading, Franki will review poetry books and tell about the Poetry Month activities she conducts in the school library throughout April.

 Poetry Book Giveaway

http://www.irenelatham.com/

Irene Latham is giving away a favorite poetry anthology each Poetry Friday during April 2010. She has instigated a challenge to write a poem a day during April. She invites everybody to join her.

 Poetry Makers

http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/

 Tricia Stohr-Hunt interviews 30 children’s poets. She starts off with Mary Ann Hoberman, Children’s Poet Laureate, USA. The list is stellar!

Poetry Potluck

Jama Rattigan’s alphabet soup

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/376210.html

Jama is posting an original poem and favorite recipe each weekday throughout the month of April by some of the Poetry Friday regulars.

 Poetry Tag

Sylvia Vardell

http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

For National Poetry Month in April, we’re playing “Poetry Tag” at PoetryForChildren. Sylvia Vardell will be inviting poets to “play” along by offering a poem for readers to enjoy, then “tag” a fellow poet who then shares her/his own poem THAT IS CONNECTED to the previous poem in SOME way—by a theme, word, idea, tone– and offers a sentence or two explaining that connection. The poets have responded enthusiastically and will be sharing a chain of poems by J. Patrick Lewis, X. J. Kennedy, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Avis Harley, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Joyce Sidman, and more!

 Poetry Postcard Project

Jone MacCulloch

https://maclibrary.wordpress.com/poetry-postcard-project/

Students write a poem which is placed on a postcard. All of the postcards are decorated. If you want one, send Jone (macrush53@yahoo.com) your address and she will mail one to you.

More information can be found here:

https://maclibrary.wordpress.com/poetry-postcard-project/

Thirty Days, Thirty Students, Thirty Poems

Jone MacCulloch

https://maclibrary.wordpress.com

 Each day in April Jone is posting a new student poem on her blog,  “Check It Out“.

Share a Poem 

Laura Purdie Salas

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com

 

Laura Salas will post a children’s poem per day from a poetry book she loves.

 

Original Poem-A-Day Challenge

(Poems will appear on the poet’s site.)

 The following people are challenging themselves to write a poem a day:

Susan Taylor Brown: http://susanwrites.livejournal.com

Mary Lee Hahn: http://readingyear.blogspot.com

Andromeda Jazmon: Haiga Every Day in April!  http://awrungsponge.blogspot.com/

Irene Latham: http://www.irenelatham.com/

Jone MacCulloch: http://deowriter.wordpress.com

Elizabeth Moore: http://tinyreader.blogspot.com/

April Halprin Wayland: http://www.aprilwayland.com/poetry/poetry-month/

There is still time to recieve a postcard with a student poem.  Contact me at machrush53 at yahoo dot com.

Happy Reading.  It is really rainy at the coast for spring break.  I finished The Naughty List by Suzanne Collins.  A review is forthcoming.

MsMac

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