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National Poetry Month starts tomorrow! Are you ready? The Academy of American Poets has made it easy with these 30 ways to celebrate. Jama Rattigan at Jama’s Alphabet Soup will have even more with her round-up of National Poetry Month Kidlitosphere events. Have you seen the photos of her bear Cornelius eating the poster?

I’ll be celebrating again this year with a poem a day. Last year I wrote about different things I saw in my neighborhood–a mailbox, a flower, a fire hydrant. This year, with little forethought, I’ll be writing about things you’d find in or on a desk. My desk? My son’s desk? We’ll see. (This feels a little like jumping off a cliff and hoping there’s water down there.)

I’m looking forward to getting back to blogging. I’ve been taking a break to work on a novel in verse. Now it’s time to take a break from my novel in verse to do some other writing. Did I just say I’m taking a break from writing poetry to write poetry? Seems fitting for National Poetry Month.

See you tomorrow,