National Poetry Month Progressive Poem 2013


Last year Irene Latham started the progressive poem. The poetry community is contributing to the progressive poem again this year.

When you listen to your footsteps (Amy VanDerwater)
the words become music and (Joy Acey)
the rhythm that you’re rapping gets your fingers tapping, too. (Matt Forrest)
Your pen starts dancing across the page

Tomorrow the poem heads to Dori Reads

Here is the whole month:

1  Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
2  Joy Acey
3  Matt Forrest Esenwine
4  Jone MacCulloch
5  Doraine Bennett
6  Gayle Krause
7  Janet Fagal
8  Julie Larios
9  Carrie Finison
10  Linda Baie
11  Margaret Simon
12  Linda Kulp
13  Catherine Johnson
14  Heidi Mordhorst
15  Mary Lee Hahn
16  Liz Steinglass
17  Renee LaTulippe
18  Penny Klostermann
19  Irene Latham
20  Buffy Silverman
21  Tabatha Yeatts
22  Laura Shovan
23  Joanna Marple
24  Katya Czaja
25  Diane Mayr
26  Robyn Hood Black
27  Ruth Hersey
28  Laura Purdie Salas
29  Denise Mortensen
30  April Halprin Wayland

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12 Responses to National Poetry Month Progressive Poem 2013

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  2. Catherine Johnson says:

    I love how alive this poem is. I hope everything starts dancing.

  3. I just love the musical direction this has taken! But who knows if it will stay that way…or if there’s a polar bear just around the corner. You never know with the progressive poem! 🙂

  4. Joy Acey says:

    Yes, yes, yes! I love your dancing pen. Isn’t that the way poetry works? What a delightful contribution. I want to borrow your pen to see if it will dance as nicely for me.

  5. margaretsmn says:

    I want to dance with a pen. Nice new direction to follow…

  6. ldk says:

    Oh, I love your line! It’s so much fun following the poem each day!

  7. Tabatha says:

    It’s fun to watch this playful poem developing 🙂 !

  8. Linda Baie says:

    I wonder if… Great line, Jone. You’ve taken us into a new part with that pen.

  9. Carrie Finison says:

    We’re off and dancing…fun!

  10. And around we go! Fun!

  11. So much movement here already! We’re groovin’ the Progressive Poem! xo, a.

  12. Irene Latham says:

    Yay for dancing pens! Let’s all pirouette and do-si-do. 🙂 Thank you, Jone. xo

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