Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
This year, for the first time in many years, I’m not writing a poem a day for Poetry Month. This makes me sad, but with school visits, a writing retreat, a book launch party, and a conference in Texas, I knew I just couldn’t do it. That’s the downside.
The plus side, however, is that, between my travels and events, I’ve been able to visit more poetry projects by OTHER people in our kidlit community than I have in years! And it’s been lovely. I’ve used Jama Rattigan’s excellent Roundup of National Poetry Month Projects here as my guide. When I’ve been home, or sometimes on my lunch break during school visits, I just looked at Jama’s guide and chose one or two new sites to go visit and comment on. Today, I’m inviting you to do the same. The passion and bravery in sharing and writing poetry in our community inspires me!
And for more wonderful poetry links, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with the kind and amazing Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at the Poem Farm.