Category Archives: Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday: Thinking about National Poetry Month

Next week it will be April. How is that possible? I decided a while back to focus on food poems. There is just something about food, family, and feasts. Do you have a favorite recipe? Or a utensil that maybe … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: A HATFUL of DRAGONS

These are gloomy times and we all need poetry to uplift us and make us laugh.  This is why I am sharing a new book by Vikram Madan. It’s A HATFUL OF DRAGONS: AND MORE THAN 13.8 BILLION OTHER FUNNY POEMS. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: A Skinny Poem for Health Practices

Good luck, Matt, on the March Poetry Madness. It looks like a good group of people are submitting poems. Hopefully, many are turning to poetry during this crazy health time. Last week, Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell both said now … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Writing a Blues Poem

I’ll be heading to San Antonio, TX for the Association of Writers and Poets Conference 2020(AWP2020) the beginning of March. I’m still pinching myself that I was asked to be on a panel with Sylvia Vardell, Janet Wong, Susan Blackaby, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Slurpee Waves and a Winner

One of two winners for this gorgeous journal is none other than our Poetry Friday Hostess, Laura Purdie Salas. I say TWO winners because I discovered that I had actually ordered 3 journals when I ordered so BONUS! That winner … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Remembering William Stafford

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Poetry Friday: #DecemberHaiku

All the poetry goodness is happening at Buffy’s Blog. Thank you, Buffy. Yesterday, I met a former student for coffee. While waiting for her, I was able to draft some haiku for this week. I am sharing them today. moonlit … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: #poemtober and #inktober

Thanks to Catherine at Reading to the Core for hosting all the poetry goodness in the world on this Friday. I have been participating for the first time in the #inktober2019. Last year I dabbled in the #poemtober (this year I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Climate and Peace

Thank you to Linda at TeacherDance who is hosting and rounding up all the poetry goodness in the world today. We have to very important days back to back this weekend. Today, students around the world are leading the way with … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: An Acrostic Challenge

Head on over to Laura Purdie Salas at her blog, Writing The World for Kids for all the poetry goodness today. Thanks, Laura. At Today’s Little Ditty, Michelle has the Spotlight on Jane Whittingha, who‘s challenging readers and poets to an Acrostic poem … Continue reading

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