Welcome to Poetry Month 2018 at No Water River!
Please take a moment to peruse the how-to below, and then dive in! Happy writing — and thank you for helping to build our collection(s)!
Remember: The Community Collections are open indefinitely, so you can visit each post at your leisure to add your poem!
is a writer, scholar, speaker, and poet with over 100 children’s books to her name in both English and Spanish. Please welcome internationally acclaimed poet and educator …
F. ISABEL CAMPOY
A pen is a powerful instrument for your voice.
What would you use it for?
COMMUNITY COLLECTION 30: RAISING YOUR VOICE
POST YOUR POEMS AND PROSE HERE!
1. Click the pink + circle on the bottom right.
2. Type in your title and copy in your poem
3. Don’t forget to include your name/copyright (e.g., (c) 2018 Gladys Poet)!
4. To make it stick, click on the background pic OUTSIDE the white area of your post.
5. Use the tools on the bottom of your post to easily upload images.
6. Scroll to read and comment on others’ work!
If you have any trouble posting your poem, you may email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it for you!
F. Isabel Campoy is the author of over 100 children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art. As a researcher she has published extensively, bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. She is an educator specialized in the area of literacy and home school interaction, topics on which she lecturers nationally. She is an internationally recognized scholar devoted to the study of language acquisition, a field in which she started publishing in l973 after obtaining her degree in English Philology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain, and doing post graduate work at Reading University in England and UCLA in the United States.
Her many accolades include ALA Notables, the San Francisco Library Award, the Reading the World Award from the University of San Francisco, the NABE Ramón Santiago Award, the Tomás Rivera Award, the International Latino Children’s Book Award, and nine Junior Library Guild selections. She is a member of the North American Academy of Spanish Language.
Discover more about the author and her books at www.IsabelCampoy.com.
MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL: HOW ART TRANSFORMED A NEIGHBORHOOD
What good can a splash of color do in a community of gray? As Mira and her neighbors discover, more than you might ever imagine Based on the true story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, Maybe Something Beautiful reveals how art can inspire transformation–and how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big. Pick up a paintbrush and join the celebration. (from Indiebound.org)
TALES OUR ABUELITAS TOLD: A HISPANIC FOLKTALE COLLECTION (with Alma Flor Ada)
Once upon a time, in a land far away…
These stories have journeyed far — over mountains, deserts, and oceans — carried by wind, passed on to us by our ancestors. Now they have found their way to you. A sly fox, a bird of a thousand colors, a magical set of bagpipes, and an audacious young girl… A mixture of popular tales and literary lore, this anthology celebrates Hispanic culture and its many roots — Indigenous, African, Arab, Hebrew, and Spanish. F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada have retold twelve beloved stories that embody the lively spirit and the rich heritage of Latino people. The work of four Latino artists and illustrators highlights this unforgettable collection. (from Indiebound.org)
Poesía eres tú
From the author’s website: Over the course of several decades I have been collecting the poetry I wrote for children, and it is finally a pleasure to see it published in this first anthology so beautifully illustrated by Marcela Calderón.
A lo largo de varias décadas he ido recopilando la poesía que escribía para niños y por fin es un placer verla publicada en esta primera antología tan magníficamente ilustrada por Marcela Calderón.
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CALENDAR OF POETS ~ APRIL 2018
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“My Burning Heart” copyright © by F. Isabel Campoy.
Copyright on community collection poems held by authors indicated. All rights reserved.
Other post content © 2018 Renée M. LaTulippe or as indicated. All rights reserved.
Painting by László Koday (image supplied by Isabel Campoy).
What a sweet and wonderful month of poetry this has been! Thank you, Renee, for this month of getting to know so many poets a little better, with access to an array of books to read, re-read, and share with young readers and listeners! The prompts have given me a focus every early morning when I write before work, and introduced me to untried poetic forms.My brain seems to love the surprise of prompts! If only April could go on and on….Many thanks to you for this lovely month of poetry!
There’s still one more to go, Carol! I hope to bring back posts like this throughout the year, so stay tuned. It’s been a joy to see your poems each day all month. Thank you so much for sticking with it all the way through. Brava!
Thanks, Renee! I’ll definitely be “staying tuned”.
Renee, thank you for this wonderful month of both celebrating writers along with giving all of us a chance to write to a specific challenge. I will try to come back to add to those I missed. Isabel, thanks for this challenge, and for “Maybe Something Beautiful”, indeed an inspiration to read, to imagine how many others will be inspired to follow!