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Kidlitosphere Celebration of Poetry Month

  • Watch a poem grow day-by-day as the 2012 KidLit Progressive Poem travels across the Kidlitosphere! The beginning, the end, and the complete schedule with your host Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.

  • Renee LaTulippe over at No Water River has invited ten notable poets to film videos of themselves reading one of their own poems. Videos and written interviews for each poet will be posted every Monday and Friday during April.

  • Greg Pincus will present Gotta Book: 30 Poets/30 Days with previously unpublished poems by favorite children’s authors.

  • Jone MacCulloch offers original poems by students at Thirty Days, Thirty Students, Thirty Poems.  Request yours now through the Poetry Postcard Project.

  • Author and teacher Anastasia Suen invites poets of all ages to share an original haiku about a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) topic at the STEM Friday blog.

  • Susan Taylor Brown presents Kick the Poetry Can’ts: Fun Ways to Play With Poetry, sharing ideas for teaching poetry, with exercises and an invitation for readers to play along.

  • Laura Shovan at Author Amok looks at 30+ Habits of Highly Effective Poets with features and writing rituals from current poets and a look at the unusual writing habits of some great poets of the past.

  • Jama Rattigan will be hosting her 3rd Annual Poetry Potluck, where guest poets will share a poem and favorite recipe each week day throughout April.

Original Poem-a-Day Challenge

These bloggers challenged themselves to write a poem a day. 

National Poetry Month Poetry Friday Schedule: