Friday, April 10, 2015

The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations! Hooray!

Yippee! I’m thrilled to be one of 115 poets (and 3 Teaching Authors!) whose poems are featured in the brand-new Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations! Each of the 156 poems appears in both English and Spanish.

Here’s mine! (Click to enlarge if your eyesight is like mine!)



The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations is the newest in a series of Poetry Friday anthologies compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. Watch this space for more details and poems by Teaching Authors April Halprin Wayland and Esther Hershenhorn.

Look for more Poetry Celebrations fun at PoetryCelebrations.com. Then you can order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations from Pomelo Books.

Don’t forget to enter our Book Giveaway for an autographed copy of Paul B. Janeczko’s The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, illustrated by Chris Raschka. You can also read about Paul’s approach to writing poetry with young writers.

For National Poetry Month, I’m posting a haiku each day on Facebook and Twitter (@JoAnnEMacken). As soon as I catch my breath, I’ll gather them all up on my blog.

Our friend Laura Purdie Salas is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup today at Writing the World for Kids. And Jama Kim Rattigan has a 2015 National Poetry Month Kidlitosphere Events Roundup. Hooray! Celebrate! Enjoy!

JoAnn Early Macken

11 comments:

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks so much for including the new CELEBRATIONS book today-- and for your absolutely wonderful graduation poem too. I shared it during a presentation a few weeks ago and it was a BIG hit! As I knew it would be! Happy Poetry Month all around!

jama said...

Congrats on having your graduation poem included in the new anthology! Brought a smile to my face. Love the nap ending. :)

LInda Baie said...

Congrats on this poem in the anthology, a wonderful addition, & I assume it's about that "younger" graduation, very cute.

Irene Latham said...

I love this book so much! Happy to see your poem included...only one of my kids had a Kindergarten graduation, but oh my it was precious! (This year our middle son graduates from high school... naps are still the order of the day, at least for his mom. :)

Jone MacCulloch said...

So happy to share space with you in this book. Am sharing this with fifth graders who will leave for middle school.

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Thank you, everyone! Yes, I'm tickled to have a poem included in this anthology--and happy to hear that it's being shared. I hope graduates and their families get a kick out of it. And a nap afterwards!

laurasalas said...

That is lovely, JoAnn--your meter (as usual) feels so perfect and natural. I love the charming ending and am so pleased we're in this anthology together!

Bobbi Miller said...

Hearty, hearty Congratulations, JoAnn! I so love your poetry, and this poem is just perfect!

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks for sharing, JoAnn - this delightful poem takes me right back to my kids' kindergarten graduations. [Well, my son's anyway - my daughter, so excited about the cap and gown and such - had to miss because of chicken pox! But she graduated magna cum laude from college last May , so I guess she recovered.] ;0)

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thanks for sharing, JoAnn - this delightful poem takes me right back to my kids' kindergarten graduations. [Well, my son's anyway - my daughter, so excited about the cap and gown and such - had to miss because of chicken pox! But she graduated magna cum laude from college last May , so I guess she recovered.] ;0)

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Belated thanks to all! I've just turned in a book, & I'm trying to catch up on everything else--including gathering up my daily Poetry Month haiku on my web site! Be sure to check the other Teaching Authors Poetry Month posts! xox