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.
Jama-j is a public service to the Kidlitosphere and Poetry Friday community, isn’t she?? It’s so much work, but she keeps up with all of us, every year.
Meanwhile, you’re smart to know your limits! Enjoy all of your reading!
Michelle Kogan says
Sounds like your quite full this month Laura, hope the school visits, book launch, and conference goes well. That writing retreat sounds like a good break in between too.
So many congratulations to you on this wondrous spring, Laura! It has been fun to follow your travels and celebrations. Here’s to more and more Laura books in the world! Happy Poetry Friday! xx
Linda Mitchell says
This week I’ve had time to explore some new places and new blog posts. It’s been fun and enlightening and I’m so much better for it. Wish I could invent time just for this.
Laura, how splendid that you are so busy this month. Life is good when it is filled with poetry. Every Friday, I want to read everyone’s posts but that is unrealistic so I try and hit as many as I can throughout the weekend. Have fun Jama’s calendar of events is wonderful so it is very generous of her to take the time to add events to her calendar.
It’s hard to be a creator AND an appreciator! You were wise to take a year off!
I know you are busy and in a very good way, too! I just got your latest book, Lion of The Sky, and it is beautiful! I’ll share it soon!
My comment disappeared! I know you’re busy and in a good way! Just got Lion of The Sky and it is wonderful! I’ll be sharing soon!
Thanks so much, Linda!
Kay Mcgriff says
Enjoy your month full of good things–and thanks for sharing this excellent advice. There is so much poetry goodness out there, and Jama does a wonderful job of gathering all these goodies.