Poetry Month 2014 Shenanigans!

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 […]

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National Poetry Month: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School Poet-a-Palooza (Act II)

Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School

HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2013! WELCOME BACK TO THE NO WATER RIVER POET-A-PALOOZA! (ACT II) celebrating Did you miss ACT I? See it here! ACT II INTERMISSION: Lobby Chat SCENE 1: Poems from Mrs. Skelly’s and Mrs. Luke-Byk’s Fourth-Grade Students SCENE 2: Four Show-Stopping Poetry Videos: JULIE LARIOS  ~  TED SCHEU  ~  LESLIE BULION  ~  MICHAEL […]

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National Poetry Month: The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School Poet-a-Palooza (Act I)!

Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School

IT’S NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2013! AND NO WATER RIVER IS KICKING IT OFF WITH ANOTHER POET-A-PALOOZA! (ACT I) featuring the prolific producers and some poetry stars of ACT I OVERTURE: Exposition and Setting SCENE 1: An Interview with Fourth-Grade Teacher MARY SKELLY SCENE 2: Five Scene-Stealing Poetry Videos: GEORGE ELLA LYON  ~  JOY ACEY  ~  HEIDI BEE […]

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Poetry Friday: And the Crowd Goes Wild Poet-a-Palooza!

UPDATE: The winners of the ATCGW giveaway are: Susanna H. Brenda H. Congrats, ladies! *** WELCOME TO ANOTHER NO WATER RIVER POET-A-PALOOZA! featuring the producers and some poetry stars of TODAY’S EVENTS WARM-UP: Notes from the Sidelines SCRIMMAGE: What Makes this Anthology a Slam Dunk? MAIN EVENT: A Homerun Interview with CAROL-ANN HOYTE and HEIDI BEE ROEMER EXHIBITION […]

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Poetry Monday: The Poetry Friday Anthology Poet-a-Palooza!

WELCOME TO THE INAUGURAL NO WATER RIVER POET-A-PALOOZA! featuring the prolific producers and some poetry stars of TODAY’S MENU AMUSE BOUCHE: Introduction to Grazing APPETIZER: What Makes This Anthology So Delicious? ENTRÉE: A Meaty Interview with SYLVIA VARDELL and JANET WONG DESSERT: Four slices of video poetry pie in four flavors: JANE YOLEN  ~  KEN SLESARIK  ~ […]

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