Poetry Friday: Autumn’s Breath

Last Sunday, there was that definite shift in weather; summer’s beginning to pack up and autumn wants to arrive.

cloud skiffs
sail on the horizon
autumn’s breath knocks

Today is the final day to apply for the CYBILS panels. So if you love reading and talking books, visit HERE to apply.

Poetry Friday is at Poetry for Children

Happy Reading.
MsMac

Poetry Friday: Wanted

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Wanted!

Passionate
voracious
playful readers
contributors
of
the Poetry Friday community
for
CYBILS.
Autumn approaches
Leaves fall
Poetry books arrive
Begging to be chosen
Consider

First round judges will read at least 30 poetry books(wouldn’t it be great to have more than thirty nominated?) to select the finalists for round two. In the second round, committee members will read five to seven books to decide which poetry book has the triple threat in books: kid appeal, literary merit, and accessibility. I mean, don’t we want to foster the love of poetry to children and young adults?

The deadline to apply is next week, AUGUST 31. So don’t delay.

All the information you need to apply can be found HERE
If you have any questions, please email Cybils09@gmail.com.

The CYBILS site is HERE

Poetry Friday is at Dori Reads.

Happy Reading.
MsMac

Poetry Friday: Call for the Cybils

summer’s end
reading, blogging book love
cybils arrive

Yes, yes, yes, it’s THAT time of year. Not just the return to school but the CYBILS!  The Cybils have opened up the call for volunteers. It will stay open through August 31st, and we should announce the panels mid-September. As the organizer of the Poetry category, I am looking for those readers and bloggers who love, love, love poetry for children.  I want two well-rounded committees of teachers, writers, librarians, poets, parents, and athletes (remember March Poetry Madness?).

First round judges will read at least 30 poetry books(wouldn’t it be great to have more than thirty nominated?) to select the finalists for round two.  In the second round, committee members will read five to seven books to decide which poetry book has the triple threat in books: kid appeal, literary merit, and accessibility.  I mean, don’t we want to foster the love of poetry to children and young adults?

The deadline to apply is in two weeks, AUGUST 31. So don’t delay.

All the information you need to apply can be found here: http://www.cybils.com/2012/08/2012-cybils-call-for-judges.html#comments
If you have any questions, please email Cybils09@gmail.com.

The CYBILS site is HERE

Poetry Friday is at A Year of Reading. Thanks, Mary Lee.

Happy Reading.

MsMac

Poetry Friday: Haiku Society of America Publishing Opportunities

The first Friday of August. Oh, my! Yesterday the mail deliver my treasured newsletter “Ripples.” It’s the newsletter of the Haiku Society of America (HSA).

Haiku is alive and well throughout the United States. What a great organization because of the opportunity for publishing and the commitment to inform all ages about haiku. What I like is that the organization goes beyond the 5-7-5 format of haiku which is the way I learned haiku.

One of the contests I am interested in is the HSA Contest for the Best Unpublished Haibun. Haibun is a combination of prose and haiku, usually with a haiku at the end. The entries need to be in hand by August 31, 2012. You may submit up to three entries, no more than 1000 words each. There is an entry fee of $3 per haibun for members and $5 for nonmembers.

Here’s a great quote from one of the HSA chapters: Northwest Haiku site and this quote:

“In our poems and discussions, the group tries to get beyond the cloud of surface facts, to see the deep stillness within the everyday.”

—Anne
I really like the last part of that quote: to see the deep stillness within the everyday

I will try to see the deep stillness everyday. Will you?

More information can be found at the HSA website and their Facebook page.

Poetry Friday is hosted by On The Way To Somewhere. She’s also hosting a poetic caption contest.

Happy Reading.
MsMac

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