Monday, April 13, 2020

13 - Poems Can List

Today I am thinking birthday thoughts (and eating chocolate) for my late mentor Lee Bennett Hopkins on his birthday. You may read a celebration of his life, hosted at The Poem Farm last August HERE.

Welcome to my 2020 National Poetry Month Project
See My Last 10 Poetry Projects HERE

Each day of April 2020, I will share three things:
  • A dice roll of three word dice
  • A video explaining one poetic technique titled POEMS CAN... You can also find these at Sharing Our Notebooks as part of my ongoing Keeping a Notebook project
  • A poem inspired by one or more of the dice words and the technique

Here are All of This Month's Poems:

And now, for today's words! 

Day 13 Words
Photo by Amy LV

Thank you to Heinemann for giving away a copy of my book POEMS ARE TEACHERS: HOW STUDYING POETRY STRENGTHENS WRITING IN ALL GENRES each week of April. I will draw names from the previous week each Thursday evening at 11:59pm, and I will announce a winner each Friday. Please leave a way to contact you in your comment as if I cannot contact you easily, I will choose a different name. This week's winner is named atop the post.

If you would like to learn more about other National Poetry Month projects happening throughout the Kidlitosphere, Jama has rounded up many NPM happenings over at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  Happy National Poetry Month 2020.


Little Mouse Has a Day
Photo by Amy LV

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  1. We had a terrible storm last week, so I have many Little Mouse adventures to catch up on I love how Little Mouse's life mirrors the struggles we are also going through.

  2. I feel like Little Mouse is a friend. I love learning more about her every day, as well as your process as a poet. Thanks!

  3. Enjoying this series, Amy. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Oh Dear One would love this. Nut bread, painting flowers, evening air and cleaning closets! And a list with a twist....terrific! Thank you again, Little Mouse and Amy.