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Poem-a-Day: #23 and the Hate-Mongering Tart

papery waves roll, dip and swell on forest floor– curling storms of birch –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved I love birch trees, and the North Shore, where we spent the weekend, is full of them. Birch bark on the ground inspired this haiku. Also, I have a guest post

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Poem-a-Day: #18 (Plus Poem in Your Pocket and a BookSpeak Giveaway)

on riser’s top row first-grader flashes?white smile sun lights up the gym –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved —————————————————- That one is for my beautiful niece, Lily, whose first-grade music show last night was fantastic! Poem in Your Pocket Day is next Thursday, April 26. What poem will you be

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Poem-a-Day: #15

atop your shoulders, taller than I hoped to be, I see other worlds –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved —————————————————- Cue sappy poem music. But BookSpeak! won the Minnesota Book Award (Children’s Literature category) last night, and I’m in a floaty/sappy mood today! And in that banquet hall full of

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Poem-a-Day: #14 and a BookSpeak! Award

crumpled index cards abandoned confetti scraps after the awards –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved —————————————————- I’m jotting a couple of notes on an index card for the Minnesota Book Awards banquet. I don’t expect BookSpeak! to win, but when Stampede was a Finalist, I panicked when they started the

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Poetry Friday and Poem-a-Day: #13

crab dances on beach tickling sandy ivories ???? playing summer’s song –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved Happy Poetry Friday! This haiku was inspired by a crab running across the beach on Survivor this week. Those tiny pointy legs that run so lightly across the sand always surprise me (as

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Poem-a-Day: #11 and Bank Street’s Best Books of 2012

(for J.P.) Her hand winds through air. Her mind stretches toward sun– Reaching for meaning. –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved ?—————————————————- Great news! BookSpeak! Poems About Books is on the Bank Street’s Best Books of 2012, Ages Five to Nine. Woohoo! At least, that’s what I’ve been told. I

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Poem-a-Day: #8

storm rises from ground… sand dispenses dust to sky… clouds tan leather sun –Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved ———————————————————— I almost wrote today’s haiku about our beagle getting into the Easter candy, but then I read this great interview with David Harrison about his?new collection, Cowboys. It’s at Sylvia

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Storytime at the Red Balloon

Saturday morning, I spent storytime at The Red Balloon Bookshop, a wonderful indie children’s bookstore I don’t get to often enough because it’s across town. They invited me to do a storytime to help celebrate I Love to Read month. Here’s a 1:26 minute slideshow of what we did. The

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Poetry Friday: If a Tree Falls (by me, from BookSpeak!)

This post was originally scheduled to run November 18, while I was in Chicago. I apparently didn’t schedule it properly, because nothing published. But better late than never–here it is! ——————————————————————————— I’m in Chicago attending the NCTE convention tonight and tomorrow! In a panel called Poetry for Paupers tomorrow morning,

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Acting Out “After the Storm”: Teacher Tips

Friday, I posted my poem “After the Storm” from PoetryTagTime, the fun, inexpensive (99 cents!), teacher-friendly e‑anthology of the 30 poems from Sylvia Vardell’s Poetry Tag feature for National Poetry Month. Yesterday, at the PoetryTagTime Tips blog, Sylvia posted some great teaching tips for teachers to use with my acrostic poem, including a Poetry Performance

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