We each read one of our favorite poems aloud. (Of course, it was a difficult choice!) You can hear:
- April reading "Liberty" by Janet Wong from Declaration of Interdependence – Poems for an Election Year
- Carmela reading "How to Read a Poem Aloud" by our very own April Halprin Wayland
- Jill Esbaum, April Halprin Wayland, and me reading Mary Ann Hoberman's "Counting-Out Rhyme" from The Llama Who Had No Pajama
- Esther reading "My Shadow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Laura reading "Seal Lullaby" by Rudyard Kipling
- Carmela reading an updated version of April's "How to Read a Poem Aloud" and April's discussion of the revision process
I had tons of fun writing Wednesday Writing Workouts about different poetry forms. I gave myself a weekly writing assignment and wrote a new poem (or several) to accompany each one:
- Limericks and "Swanky Solution"
- Triolets and "Self-Referential Encouragement"
- Book Spine Poems and four examples
- Fibs and "Signs of Spring"
- Social Media Poems and two examples
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And now it's May, which so far looks a lot like April . . .
. . . except in my neighbor's yard!
May is Get Caught Reading month!
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Katya hosts today's Poetry Friday Roundup at Write. Sketch. Repeat. Enjoy!
JoAnn Early Macken