Thursday, April 23, 2020

23 - Poems Can Borrow a Writing Structure or Format

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 23 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 this past week tonight at 11:59pm, and I will announce a winner from this week tomorrow. 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.


Photo by Amy LV

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  1. Amy, I really enjoyed listening to your video about your process for writing today. I plan on listening to more of your talks from inside Betsy.

  2. Oh I keep saying the same thing over and over. I can't help it. This is teaching gold and you are a treasure. It is truly a delight to watch you here and all that you share so beautifully. Way back in Chicago at NCTE in 2011 I think is where I met you in the tiny room where Janet and Sylvia were presenting and the winner of Poetry Out Loud shared. Laura Purdie Salas spoke. Elaine was there and so many others. I met Heidi Mordhorst. And Rebecca Kai that year I think....I was so lucky. So tickled, so thrilled to be among "my" people because I didn't know the blog world existed and I continue to just smile at how far we have all come along. Giving and creating and writing and sharing. Makes my jar of happy full and fuller. So a thank you note to Antoinette's creator. How lucky i feel. Janet Clare F.

  3. You have been an incredible inspiration during this time of crisis. Thank you for taking the time to keep our spirits alive!