Category Archives: others’ poetry

Progressive Poem 2023

We’re nearing the end of National Poetry Month—just a few days left and they are weekend days. It’s a perfect time to revisit a favorite poem, read some new ones by a poet whose work you want to spend more … Continue reading

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For Every Little Thing: MCBD Book Review

Happy Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) 2023! Use the #ReadYourWorld hashtag today and every day to find books that give more children opportunities to see people and characters like themselves and give everyone opportunities to see the rich and true … Continue reading

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Progressive Poem/National Poetry Month

Happy National Poetry Month! I’ve admired the progressive poem tradition as a reader for many years. I’m pleased that I was at the right blog at the right time this year to get to sign up and participate. Before I … Continue reading

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A Monumental Poem

This week, with all the talk of refugees, I’ve found myself thinking of the poem, “The New Colossus,” written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 to help raise funds for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal and posted on the interior of … Continue reading

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A Cento for National Poetry Month

My children’s poets group chose to write cento poems for our National Poetry Month project. For those who don’t know, a cento is like a poem collage. The poet takes exact lines from existing poems and arranges them to make … Continue reading

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Unbridled Creativity: An Experience with Children and Poetry

I shared my collection of truck poems with my son’s second grade class this morning. I haven’t shared my writing with one of his classes since he was in kindergarten. I did it once that year and several times when … Continue reading

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