Category: Poetry Month

26 Apr

The Progressive Poem 2017 Is Here!

Poetry Month 18 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Happy Poetry Month! For those who don’t know what the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem is, it is a yearly event conceived and hosted by poet Irene Latham. Each day, the poem travels to a different blog, and the blogger adds his or her line. You never know where the poem will end up, but it’s always […]

26 Apr

The Progressive Poem 2016 Is Here!

Poems by Renee, Poetry Month 23 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Happy Poetry Month! For those who don’t know what the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem is, it is a yearly event conceived and hosted by poet Irene Latham. Each day, the poem travels to a different blog, and the blogger adds his or her line. You never know where the poem will end up, but it’s always […]

08 Apr

Frog Month Special: “Frog and Toad” by J. Patrick Lewis

April is National Frog Month!  Sure, everyone else is celebrating National Poetry Month, but I’ve been informed by J. Patrick Lewis that April is also National Frog Month, so who am I to argue? And to celebrate, Pat sent along his delightful poem “Frog and Toad,” which I am hoppy to present. Look how cute they are! (By […]

14 Apr

The Progressive Poem 2015 Is Here!

Poetry Month 20 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Happy Poetry Month! For those who don’t know what the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem is, it is a yearly event conceived and hosted by poet Irene Latham. Each day, the poem travels to a different blog, and the blogger adds his or her line. You never know where the poem will end up, but it’s always […]

21 Apr

The Progressive Poem 2014 Is Here!

Happy Poetry Month! For those who don’t know what the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem is, it is a yearly event conceived and hosted by poet Irene Latham. Each day, the poem travels to a different blog, and the blogger adds his or her line. You never know where the poem will end up, but it’s always […]

01 Apr

Poetry Month 2014 Shenanigans!

Poetry Month 11 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Happy Poetry Month! It’s that time of year again, and while I am still on blog hiatus until April 15 — and therefore won’t be doing any big Poetry Month festivities here on NWR — I am dipping my toes into other people’s poetry pools and keeping busy throughout the month. Here’s a quick rundown […]

29 Apr

Poetry Month 2013: “Good Books, Good Times!” by Lee Bennett Hopkins

"Good Books, Good Times!" by Lee Bennett Hopkins

So many books, so little time! Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by all the books I haven’t read. Really, the enormity of it is astounding. I just got part of my annual birthday haul, and after rubbing the covers and reading all the front and back matter and stacking them up with their spines perfectly aligned and staring […]

26 Apr

Poetry Month 2013: “The Ants” by Joyce Sidman

"The Ants" by Joyce Sidman

“As we are now, so we shall be (if air is clear and water free)…“ I have been dancing this week, but not on my feet. It’s been more of a mental minuet, a pleasant TAH-ta-ta-TAH (glide), TAH-ta-ta-TAH (dip) that has accompanied me on my daily rounds of work, kids, life and given my mundane tasks […]

17 Apr

Poetry Month 2013: The Progressive Poem, Day 17

Poetry Month 23 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe
2013 Progressive Poem

It’s here! Started by the lovely poetess Irene Latham, the Progressive Poem is a group poem that’s been traveling around the blogosphere all month, with each writer adding one line. Yesterday, Liz Steinglass added her soaring line and passed the flaming baton to me. This is my stream of consciousness process, coming to you live… For last […]

15 Apr

National Poetry Month: “Gulper Eel” by Kate Coombs

"Gulper Eel" by Kate Coombs, illustration by Meilo So

“For the water sings blue… and the sky does, too, and the sea lets you fly like a gull.” Can’t you just feel the ebb and flow of the waves in those lines, hear the distant cry of that gull, maybe even feel a little sea breeze in your hair…? Ahhhh. And all this thanks to […]

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