National Poetry Month Starts Tomorrow!

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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,


9 replies
    • Liz Steinglass says:

      Victoria, you just gave me an idea! If anyone would like, they can email me a picture of their desk and maybe I will be inspired by something I see there. What do you think?

  1. Tabatha says:

    Made me smile that you are taking a break from poetry to write poetry. 🙂 Happy National Poetry Month!

    • Liz Steinglass says:

      Buffy, after March Madness I’m amazed you would want anything to do with poetry, at least for a little while. : )

  2. Bridget Magee says:

    I’m looking forward to your month of poems, Liz! I love reading your work. Congrats on your novel-in-verse-in-progress. I started a novel in verse about 7 years ago, it is living out its half finished life on my hard drive. =)

  3. hmmmmm says:

    I was away for the first 5 days of April and was so happy to see all of your posts showing up in my inbox when I got on line today — yay for National Poetry Month!

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