March 30, 2009

Prepare to Be...Poetified! Or Something.

There are so many great online events going on for National Poetry Month this year that I had to share some of them here--our fellow bloggers have been busy, and you won't want to miss checking out their efforts to get the word out.

Firstly, kidlitosphere icon and blog-cataloger extraordinaire Anastasia Suen has started a new blog for kids' poems in honor of National Poetry Month, called Pencil Talk. So go find any K-12 poets you might know and encourage them to submit their work this month!

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect has compiled a great list of literary events in April, so go check that out--and be sure to keep checking her blog in April, because a little bird told me that she's got something extra-special planned for this year's National Poetry Month!! And that's all I'm allowed to say about it. :)

Greg at GottaBook, one of our favorite resident poets, has also been hard at work planning 30 Poets in 30 Days, his first-annual celebration of children's poetry featuring a new previously unpublished poem by a different poet each day of April. Nikki Giovanni? Check. Jane Yolen? Check. Jon Scieszka? Check. AND MORE!! You can even follow along on Twitter.

Over at Just One More Book!!, Mark and Andrea have put together an excellent booklist of 66 favorite poetry/rhyming books, complete with links to their fabulous podcasts.

Last but not least, want to try out your own hand at some poetry this month? Robert Lee Brewer, editor of Writer's Market, invites you to participate in his Poem-A-Day Challenge on his Poetic Asides blog. And of course there's always Poetry Friday. So go to it! Riff on a rhyme, slip into a sonnet, or whatever suits you best.


Tricia said...

Thanks for the link love! I did announce last week because I couldn't stand it any longer (I'm bad, I know). Here's the link:
National Poetry Month Super Secret Project REVEALED

Saints and Spinners said...

Excellent! Thanks for the links. I'm too tired to write more. (And yeah, it's only 8 pm where I am.)

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks for the linkage. And there's so much fun stuff going on in April that I'm already making my plans not to sleep til May!