Friday, April 11, 2014

Favorite Poem Project: A Group Effort!

We Teaching Authors are celebrating National Poetry Month by posting recordings of us reading some of own favorite poems.

Today is my turn--lucky me! I spent a few days at a writing retreat with Teaching Authors Jill Esbaum and April Halprin Wayland, who generously helped me try something I've wanted to do for a long time: read a poem in rounds.

Here's our recording of Mary Ann Hoberman's "Counting-Out Rhyme" from The Llama Who Had No Pajama.

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What fun! Thank you, Jill and April!

If you're reading this post via email, you can view the video on YouTube.

Don't forget to enter our drawing to win one of five Teaching Authors Blogiversary Book Bundles! The details are here.

After you enter, remember to visit me over at my own blog, where I'm posting more poetry writing tips and assorted poetry treats on Fridays throughout April and giving away copies of Write a Poem Step by Step. Good luck!

Poetry Friday
Today's Poetry Friday Roundup is at Today's Little Ditty. Enjoy!

JoAnn Early Macken

14 comments:

Carmela Martino said...

How fun! You did a GREAT job. Wish I'd been there, too. <3

Jill said...

I wish you had too, Carmela! Reading a poem in rounds was new to me, and FUN to do. We joked that we should've had an outtakes reel.

Carmela Martino said...

Yes. I would have loved to see the out-takes! :-)

Esther Hershenhorn said...

Oh, how I wish I could have been there, reciting Mary Ann Hoberman's round poem with you three TeachingAuthors poets!

laurasalas said...

That is SO cute! You guys rock!

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm still giggling at the video. I wish you all could have been there--next time for sure!

gteamhj said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Loved this! When do you go on tour?

LInda Baie said...

Loved seeing all of you do this, & what a great poem to read together, & in a round, JoAnn. So wonderful to see and hear you!

April Halprin Wayland said...

So much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BJ Lee said...

I enjoyed seeing the 3 of you read together!

Liz Steinglass said...

That is so fun. The round worked beautifully.

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Thank you all! We certainly enjoyed the process! A tour sounds like a great way for all of us to spend more time together--we'll have to work on that!

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

What a fabulous video! I enjoyed watching it! Thanks for all your work on this one. :)