Friday, March 27, 2015

Poetry Friday: Looking Forward to National Poetry Month

Thanks to Jone at Check it Out for hosting Poetry Friday this week!

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Wednesday, April 1st marks the beginning of this year’s National Poetry Month! I look forward to April each year and the poetry-related festivities that abound throughout the month. It is a wonderful time to revisit familiar poems and poets, discover new favorites, and celebrate poets and poems around the world.
Each year, the Academy of American Poets publishes a poster to promote National Poetry Month. I absolutely love this year’s poster, which was designed by Roz Chast and features a line from Mark Strand’s poem, “Eating Poetry”:
 

Here are some great resources to help celebrate this year’s National Poetry Month:
The Academy of American Poets

Education Place

Edutopia

Reading Rockets

readwritethink

Scholastic

School Library Journal

During National Poetry Month this year, I plan to explore “new to me” poems and poetic forms. How will YOU celebrate? Happy Writing!

3 comments:

  1. Happy upcoming National Poetry Month.

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  2. That poster is so fun! Happy National Poetry Month, Becky. I hope to be reading Emily Dickinson and Mary Oliver, and Shel Silverstein.

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  3. I love poetry. I should dust some of my books off and reread them. And find some new favorites as well. Thanks for the reminder.

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