Tag Archives: Poetry

SOLSC Day 20: March Madness Poetry Craziness

Thirty-one days of writing, reading, and sharing at Two Writing Teachers. This will be a quick slice as I return to sub again in kindergarten this afternoon. (The substitute situation is really sad.) I stayed up way too late like … Continue reading

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SOLSC Day 17: March Madness Poetry Tournament

For thirty-one days I am posting a slice and reading others at Two Writing Teachers. It’s the eve of the March Madness Poetry tournament, hosted by Ed DeCaria  Sixty-four “authletes” competing in poetry.  Tomorrow evening I will be given a … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Story Challenge: Forty Two Years Ago

Canyon de Chelley…the deep turquoise sky against the cliffs of pumpkin-colored sandstone, a place of peace. The canyon cuts deep, the river bed long dried out as autumn begins. The cottonwoods swaying, sounding like rattles. I was a girl of … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Life Imitating Fiction

This was in the parking lot at school today. What is curious is that the following poem from my middle grade WIP has a similar scene. When I wrote this poem, I wondered if kids would do such a thing. … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Weekend Retreat

Front: Susan Dobinick, Kelly Bingham, Cathy Velasco, Jone MacCulloch, Helen Frost, Back: Elizabeth Schwartz, Hatsy McGraw, Dennis Robbins This is the group who attended “Where Story Meets Poetry: Writing the Poetry Novel.” I am still digesting all that was presented … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: High School Book Club

A few weeks ago I wrote about my book HERE. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit a high school book club,and talk about my book. If you are writing for children, having students act as beta readers is quite … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Poem in Your Pocket Day

The events of yesterday in Boston are horrifying. As I read in another slicer’s post, the has been too much sadness this school year. I love the idea of #26 acts of kindness, first for the Sandy Hook tragedy and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Day 11 of 31

Today is the start of March Madness Poetry. I played in the tournament last year and it was fabulous fun. I lost in the first bracket which I wrote about HERE. The overwhelming success of the MMPoetry 2012 created changes this year … Continue reading

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SOLSC: Poetry Postcard Project 2013

It’s only forty days until April. Not only does April bring showers and May flowers, it brings us National Poetry Month? I love this month. Actually every month is poetry month for me. I just finished be the chair for … Continue reading

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