GottaBook: Announcing 30 Poets/30 Days!
April is National Poetry Month. This month, Gregory K. over at Gottabook is presenting us with 30 new poems for children, many by poets we enjoy, including:
Arnold Adoff, Jaime Adoff, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Douglas Florian, Betsy Franco, Kristine O'Connell George, Charles Ghigna, Nikki Giovanni, Joan Bransfield Graham, Nikki Grimes, Avis Harley, Mary Ann Hoberman, Lee Bennett Hopkins, X. J. Kennedy, Bruce Lansky, Julie Larios, J. Patrick Lewis, Pat Mora, Kenn Nesbitt, Linda Sue Park, Ann Whitford Paul, Gregory K. Pincus, Jack Prelutsky, Adam Rex, Jon Scieszka, Joyce Sidman, Marilyn Singer, April Halprin Wayland, Janet Wong, and Jane Yolen. Credit where credit is due: Yes, I copied this list directly off his post of March 23.
I loved today's poem, "Midnight Stray", by Rebecca Kai Dotlich. "...who wore a grayish tattered ear--" What an evocative line. Earthgirl and I are going to check in with them daily this month.
So -- in honor of National Poetry month, when even the non-talented are encouraged to write poems, I present a little Haiku.
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