2) Win a free poetry e-thology from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong! Go to PoetryTagTime.com and click on the orange rectanglish at the top. Leave a 12-word comment on any of three e-thology blogs to enter. Easy peasy!
All of these e-thologies are great for both personal reading and classroom use. And if you don’t have an e-reader, no worries. You can read them on your computer! Here are a few excerpts I’ve shared here on my blog.
Charm Bracelet, by Charles Waters
We Are Woven, by Laura Purdie Salas (me)
a few lines from various poems of p*tag
After the Storm, by Laura Purdie Salas (me)
3) Congratulations to one of my favorite poets, Joyce Sidman! She has won the 2013 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children–very much deserved. I was there to hear the announcement, and my whole table was thrilled with NCTE’s choice!
4) My poem for today is going to be a thanku. This is for Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, who have invited me to be part of their writing projects, who have invited me to be on panels at national conventions, who have shown through example how to share their passion for poetry and be incredibly generous toward other poets in the process, and who have shared their ideas and knowledge so freely. My poetry life is richer today because of their kindness over the past three years.
For Sylvia and Janet
glowing moon reflects
unseen sun, battles shadows
with poems and friendship
–Laura Purdie Salas
Amy at The Poem Farm?has the?Poetry Friday roundup. At NCTE, I got to chat with Amy and present with her, both of which were treats. And we’re going to be house-mates: her Forest Has a Song comes out in spring 2013 from Clarion! Yay, Amy! I can not wait to get it.