Entries by Liz Steinglass

2018 KidLit Progressive Poem–Day 1!

                    Happy National Poetry Month! In 2012 Irene Latham launched the first Progressive Poem to celebrate the month, poetry, and community. Every day in April, a different poet adds a line, and together we compose a poem. It’s a mysterious and surprising process that results in […]

Golden Triangle Haiku

                        Now here’s something that doesn’t happen everyday. Each spring the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District runs a haiku contest and then prints the winning entries and many, many honorable mentions on signs and posts them in tree boxes all over the neighborhood. They […]

Welcome to Poetry Friday!

                            Why I’m Here I’m here to make pancakes when it’s hard to go to school. I’m here to save the crossword and talk about the day. I’m here to be calm when others can’t, to hug and find what’s lost. I’m […]

iPhone Epitaph

    Rose Gold Here lie the shattered remains of Liz’s iPhone 7. It succumbed to the weight of her minivan and now it rings in heaven.   As always, Michelle Heidenrich Barnes has a wonderful interview and inspirational challenge on her blog this month. This time the interview takes the form of a mock […]

Learning from the Best Haiku Teachers

    chapstick and nail clippers all that’s left in my father’s dresser   For almost twenty years, the Haiku Society of America has hosted The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for students in grades 7-12. I hope you’ll take a moment at some point to read the winning entries. The students’ […]