Enjoy everyone’s slices at Two Writing Teachers.
I am still figuring out the ropes of where to send poems for publication. I missed out on the earlier editions of the Poetry Friday Anthologies because of my naivety.
last fall I paid attention and saw the call for poems for the next Poetry Friday Anthology: Celebrations. I submitted a few poems but what Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell really needed was a Super Bowl Sunday poem. A poem for preK/ELL students.
Now I am not the world’s biggest football fan. My husband is the football fan in our house, especially college ball (Oregon Ducks) and pro-ball. So knowing football came through the immersion method, attending watching parties (where I crochet). We have had a very exciting run in the Pacific Northwest with college and professional football.
I understand the game time, party time atmosphere of watching the Super Bowl. So I wrote a poem for them and it was accepted. I was over the moon. We polished it up and I am happy-thrilled-proud to say it’s available on Amazon as of today, PI day.
It’s designed for librarians and teachers and there’s a student version available. In April, during National Poetry Month, two other local poets and I will be doing a reading and poetry activity at the Barnes and Noble near my school. (While not an independent book store, as there isn’t one for kids in Vancouver, WA, this B/N does support the schools well).