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Always Something Burning

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I had MORE good news to share Thursday, plus invitations (both virtual and in person) for educators in my previous post, so please click here if you missed it. Thanks! I’m sharing a poem this week for everyone who loves

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Holding My Own Hand

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Have you seen the interesting poems consisting of overheard snippets of conversation that Susan Thomsen’s shared over time at Chicken Spaghetti? This week’s poem isn’t made up of all overheard snippets–but it was inspired by one. I really did hear

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Seven Years On — A Breakup Poem #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Hello, friends, and Happy 2024! I’m starting the year with lots of hopes and plans to share more kinds of poetry, to make more time for writing poetry, and to spend less time on business and promotion stuff. It’s just

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Creator, WRAD, and NCTE 2024?

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m still processing NCTE 2023, but I know proposals are in progress right now for NCTE 2024, with its theme of Heart Hope Humanity. I’d love to attend and take part in 1–3 sessions. I’m especially interested in poetry, picture

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How Could She Leave?

Trigger warning: This post contains content about suicide. Please, if you or someone you love is struggling, reach out for help. Suicide is preventable. People care about you, and there is help. One place to try is the Jed Foundation. It’s Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)

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From a City Dweller to Her Love [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Sara’s daughter, Rebecca, who’s been joining us recently (yay!), posed our challenge this month: a pastoral. She wrote: Some inspiration from The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms: “The pastoral is central to poetry.

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The Country, by Billy Collins [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I was lucky enough to attend a Billy Collins event a couple of weeks ago for my birthday. I love his work, and he’s an excellent reader–wry, understated, and funny. My husband compared his delivery to Bob Newhart’s. He (Collins,

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2 Poems for Poetry Friday!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ll have another tip Tuesday in my month-long Poetry Tips for Teachers series. For today, I already have two poems I need to share because of other folks’ schedules, so I didn’t want to overwhelm you with even more stuff! For my first Poetry Friday poem, I

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