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Saturday, April 9, 2016

April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month Poster 2016
National Poetry Month, Poets.org
A few things I will do this month to celebrate poetry:

  • 1. Write a poem in chalk on the sidewalk in front of my house
  • 2. Go for a walk on Poetry Way between Owen Beach and the boat launch in Pt. Defiance Park
  • 3. Write a blog post about the poetry book I just finished reading yesterday, Teaching with Heart
  • 4. Make a display in the library case and the bulletin board of poems and poetry books
  • 5. Make myself available to teachers who want me to come to their classes to cooperate with them on a poetry project
  • 6. Read a poem-a-day (from this day forward)
  • 7. Advertise Poem-in-your-pocket Day, April 21st
  • 8. Host a Book Covers Poetry Project Contest (more on this later as I flesh it out)
  • 9. Encourage you, my readers, to incorporate poetry into your life this month, too.

Your turn. How will you celebrate National Poetry Month? 

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