Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On the Eve of National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is upon us, and this year I will take part in NaPoWriMo - National Poem Writing Month. To participate, write a poem each day of April, and post it to your website or blog. With thirty poems at the end of the month, I hope to discover a few good surprises.

Be sure to check out Gregory K at GottaBook as he brings us Thirty Poets in Thirty Days once more. Teachers and children's poetry lovers can find previously unpublished poems every day.

At The Miss Rumphius Effect, Tricia will bring us her new Poetry Makers series, with a different children's poet or two interviewed daily.

And at Poetry for Children, Sylvia Vardell will host a neat new game called Poetry Tag. 

Lucky us!

This month I also feel fortunate to be part of Lee Bennett Hopkins' beautiful new book Sharing the Seasons, illustrated by David Diaz.


  1. Thank you!! I am so please to receive this invitation the the poem farm and the April challenge. It feels full of happy anticipation like a pretty invitation to a birthday party when I was a little girl. And it fits nicely with a recent personal challenge, to get poem possibilities all the way to a page.

    Welcome welcome to Poemfarm blog

  2. Thanks for the shout out... and good luck with NaPoWriMo!