Category: Poetry lessons

25 Aug

THE POETRY FRIDAY POWER BOOKS by Sylvia Vardell & Janet Wong

Happy book birthday to Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong! Over the past year or so I’ve had the pleasure of being an advance reader for Sylvia and Janet’s new series, A Poetry Friday Power Book. And today the third book in the series, Pet Crazy, is born! The Poetry Friday Power Books are wonderful and […]

12 Jun

Children’s Poem “Nobody’s Pet” by Deborah Ruddell

Today we add the 100th video to the No Water River library!  And doing the honors for us is the lovely and ever-delightful poet … Deborah Ruddell! WHOO! I feel like I should send her a lifetime’s supply of Turtle Wax or a new dinette set! I am thrilled to see the video library grow […]

22 May

Poetry Picture Book: “How to Draw a Dragon” by Douglas Florian

Yay! Hooray! It’s Douglas Florian Day! While researching this post, I came across an interview in which the interviewer asks poet and artist Douglas Florian where he begins a new project, and Douglas says “Duluth.” Now, you see — that’s exactly what I like about Douglas. He’s a wry guy! He’s a whimsical guy! Look, here […]

12 Sep

A Child Can Be … + The Poetry Friday Roundup

Poems by Renee, Poetry lessons 61 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Welcome… to the Poetry Friday roundup! I’m doing a self-service linky list today, so please add your link and description to the list at the end of the post. So… you’ve caught me in a mushy mamma moment. On Monday, my little guys will be off to preschool for the very first time and I’m […]

29 Jan

Blog Tour! “Soccer Ball” by Joan Bransfield Graham + Giveaway!

A sports-loving boy who can’t stop writing poetry? That sounds like a great premise for a book! Gee, I’m surprised no one has written that yet…oh, wait! Someone has! And it’s Joan Bransfield Graham! Joan’s new book came out just yesterday, and I’m pleased to be part of the blog tour for it, which was kicked […]

09 Aug

Poetry Friday Roundup: Poetry Catch of the Day

Hello, worms and wormettes!  I’ve missed you! Although I’m still on blogging hiatus until September, I just had to row the boat back in real quick to host your wonderful poetry today. Leave your bait in the comments and I’ll reel you all in throughout the day. I have been a busy fish. A large project […]

14 Jun

Poetry Friday: “When You Wander” by Margarita Engle

Hug a tree. Wait for me. That seems like pretty good advice for just about any occasion. But it’s especially good when you’re lost, as today’s guest Margarita Engle teaches us in a most poetic way. You might know Margarita as the Newbery Honor-winning poet behind novels in verse like these with lots of fancy […]

31 May

Poetry Friday: Poems from the Writers’ Renaissance, Florence, Italy

Buongiorno, amici miei! Benvenuti! We’re in Italy today! Back in April, I left for Florence at the crack of dawn to tape some poetry videos with the delightful women participating in Julie Hedlund’s Writers’ Renaissance Retreat. The whosie whatsit, you say? Well, first things first. This is Julie Hedlund, hard at work on one of her […]

24 May

Classic Poems Series: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe + Poetry Comic Illustrator Julian Peters

Get out your hankies! I am getting right to the goods this week, because they are THAT GOOD. Last September when I was researching my post for “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats, I ran into this: It’s Yeats! Manga-style! And there was a whole poetry comic attached for his poem “When […]

03 May

Poetry Friday: “Puff” by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

"Puff" by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Once upon a time… in a forest far, far away, there lived a thoughtful girl named Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.  Now, the forest that the girl lived in was not an enchanted forest as you might expect. It was a regular forest, the kind of forest other fairy tales would snub. But that didn’t matter. Because, […]