Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This coming Tuesday, April 25, I’ve helped organize a virtual launch party for 8 book creators! Since my in-person launch party was hampered by a blizzard, I’m hoping this one will get a larger crowd! Mark your calendars for the virtual event on April 25! Meet 8 creators, 9 books, and have a chance to win a free book (8 chances to win!)! Click the graphic for more info. Would love to see some Poetry Friday friends there. I’ll be celebrating a rhyming nonfiction book and a free verse nonfiction book, and there are several lyrical nonfiction books in the lineup. Learn about books you can use in (or donate to) your classroom or library. Celebrate Earth Day! Support book creators and indie bookshops! So many good reasons to attend :>)
Okay, now on to Poetry Friday and Poetry Month. Curious about what I’m doing? Want to play along? Read more here.
[Heads-up: If you’re visiting regularly, please know that the bold, blue text is what I’m writing fresh each day. The black text is the same each day:>) ]
It’s a milestone! Two-thirds of the way through the month–so far, so good. It’s been much too busy of a month for me to reflect on what I’m learning through this process. That’ll come later. But I’m happy to still be here, chugging along. Thank you for joining in. I’m loving seeing our connections and our utterly unique approaches!
In yesterday’s tiles, the “blue sky” and “up” (even though I didn’t end up using “up”) made me think of weather. And West gave me a clear picture of desert landscapes. Southern California and Arizona are two places I’ve been to visit friends–and we had great fun in both places. But I can’t live in a place with so little green and so much heat. Desert environments–not for me!
What words will we be digging through today?
And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:
So some possible topics are:
Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!
And fabulous, witty Karen Edmisten has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week! With my sister visiting, I didn’t get around to read last weekend’s posts. She goes home today (the goodbyes are hard!), and I’ll swing by this weekend to say hi to y’all!
- Intro to what I’m doing this National Poetry Month
- ALL the Digging for Poems drafts I’ve written this month
- If you’d like to see each daily poem as I post it, you can:
- What is National Poetry Month?
- My previous National Poetry Month projects: