Hi there, readers, writers, poets, educators, and parents! Welcome to National Poetry Month 2022! This year, I’m keeping it simple. Every day, I’m writing and sharing one poem of some kind on a sticky note–so you know they’ll be short. Not that short is necessarily easy, but it feels more manageable. Each day, I might give a little backstory, or I might just let the sticky-note poem stand (or stick) on its own. I hope you enjoy them!
To kick things off, here’s a little video. It’s not about this project, but in it, I share 7 poems in 7 minutes–3 from my most recent poetry collections and 4 from this blog.
And here’s my first sticky-note poem.
And, in case you’re visiting this post after the first day of the month, you can click here to read all of my National Poetry Month 2022 sticky-note poems.
Loads of other children’s poets are celebrating in wonderful and diverse ways. Blogger and author Jama Rattigan of Jama’s Alphabet Soup generously rounds up a list of who’s doing what. Check it out on her website to find more poems to love!
And finally, I’m excited to be part of Imperfect II, a poetry anthology for middle schoolers. It’s the brainchild of Tabatha Yeatts, and many Poetry Friday folks have contributions in it. I’m so looking forward to reading it! It’s available today, April 1! Congratulations, Tabatha!
Oops, NOT finally. How did I forget the roundup? Make sure to visit the awesome Heidi Mordhorst, who’s got the Poetry Friday Roundup plus a post chock-full-of-gems. Enjoy!