Poetry Month 2012: A Preview of Delights to Come

March 30, 2012 16 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

 

POETRY MONTH 2012

Poetry Month 2012 starts on Sunday, folks! And lest you think I’d forgotten all about it, I thought I’d put up this little preview to whet your appetites for the delicious poetry coming your way.

I have spent the better part of March coercing poets into the great outdoors to make poetry videos, and then subjecting them to my usual silly interviews. I am happy to report that the children’s poetry world is full of good sports and generous souls, ten of which will be entertaining us this month. And you won’t believe who’s coming to visit! Look under the poster!

National Poetry Month 2012 poster

Look who’s coming to visit!

Check in every Monday and Friday to see these great poets!
If you don’t want to miss any, subscribe to the blog by email or click the “Like” button for the NWR FB page, and you’ll be notified of new posts.

April 2 ~ Kenn Nesbitt * Author of The Tighty Whitey Spider and many other poetry and chapter books

April 6 ~ Amy Ludwig VanDerwater * Author of Forest Has a Song (2013) and poems featured in several anthologies

April 9 ~ Laura Purdie Salas * Author of A Leaf Can Be… and more than 100 other books for kids and teens

April 13 ~ Deborah Diesen * Author of The Pout-Pout Fish and several other best-selling rhyming picture books

April 16 ~ Greg Pincus * Author of a work-in-progress MG novel for Arthur A. Levine Books, screenwriter, poet, and social media consultant

April 18 ~ Charles Waters * Writer, actor, and poetry performer, formerly with Poetry Alive!

April 20 ~ Irene Latham * Author of The Color of Lost Rooms, several other books of verse, and a YA novel

April 23 ~ Julie Larios * Author of Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures, several other poetry books, and poems featured in the Best American Poetry series

April 27 ~ Lee Wardlaw * Author of Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku and dozens of picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and MG/YA novels

April 30 ~ J. Patrick Lewis * U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, Author of Take Two! A Celebration of Twins with Jane Yolen and over 50 other books of poetry for children

WELCOME POETS!

I have also been lucky to meet several other bloggers who are helping me get the word out about Poetry Month at No Water River. I will post these to the No Water River Facebook page as they happen, and update this list with links and dates throughout the month.

March 27: Jama Rattigan listed NWR in her roundup of Poetry Month events at Jama’s Alphabet Soup.

March 30: Linda Baie at Teacher Dance did a lovely write-up on the event, and featured one of my poems, too!

April 1: Irene Latham has compiled a list of Poetry Month activities on her blog Live Your Poem.

April 4: I wrote a guest post for Katie Davis’s blog, talking about the event and why I make poets stand outside and film themselves.

April 11/13: Jone at Deo Writer interviewed me on the 11th and shared my poem “Scaredy Cats” on the 13th.

April 25: Rena Traxel at On the Way to Somewhere interviewed me and shared my poem “Ugly Pants.”

April 26: Eric Van Raepenbusch of Happy Birthday, Author! celebrated my birthday with some activities for my poetry book Lizard Lou.

 

AND IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH…

I am also taking part in a couple of events:

A to Z Poetry – A poem a day in April at Rena Traxel’s blog

Progressive Poem – A poem started by Irene Latham that will travel to 26 other poets who will each add a line. You can follow the schedule in my sidebar.

GO READ A POEM!

 

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14 Comments

  1. Julie Hedlund
    747 days ago

    This is amazing Renee! I just put it on my Facebook page and Tweeted. Can’t wait!!!

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      747 days ago

      Thank you so much, Julie! I’d really love to get as many folks as possible over to see these amazing poets!

      Reply

  2. Cathy Mealey
    747 days ago

    Congrats Renee – an impressive lineup and an exciting moth ahead!

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  3. Heather
    747 days ago

    Awesome, Renee! I’m passing this along.

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      747 days ago

      Cathy and Heather — THANK YOU for passing it along. The more, the merrier!

      Reply

  4. Darshana
    747 days ago

    Congrats Renee! You have an impressive list. I can’t imagine the hard work it must have been to pull this together. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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  5. Natalie
    747 days ago

    CAN’T WAIT!!!! :) (And yes, I just screamed that!!!) :)

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  6. Linda Baie
    746 days ago

    It’s taken all day, but I finally got to read your post, Renee. I know you’re probably asleep by now, but wanted to say how excited I am to see all this, & I can’t wait to start Poetry Month. WOW! Thanks again for letting me give you a shout out!

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  7. Catherine Johnson
    746 days ago

    Wow, that is amazing! The weather here has turned, so if my video doesn’t turn up soon, I’ll have to wait a while before re-filming. What a shame, the kids were so well behaved while we did it too.

    I can’t wait to hear all the poems in April, good luck with it all!

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  8. Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    746 days ago

    What an AWESOME bunch of authors! I have read some of their work/books before! I can’t wait to read the posts!
    Erik

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  9. Elizabeth Stevens Omlor
    746 days ago

    You are AWESOME! I am no poet, but I can’t wait for this month at NWR. Great line up. Congrats!

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  10. Susanna Leonard Hill
    745 days ago

    Unbelievable Renee! So much to look forward to! Can’t wait!

    Reply

  11. Hannah Holt
    741 days ago

    I’m excited for your poetry month line up. Your first interview with Kenn Nesbitt was delightful. Can’t wait for more!

    Reply

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