It’s the end of National Poetry Month. What did you read? Did you keep up with the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day website? Or did you check out Poetry 180 run by Billy Collins while he was the Poet Laureate? Or maybe you found a new poet or read some of your favorites. Did you try a novel in verse?
Or if you are in grades 3-12 did you share your poems with other poets at Poet-to-Poet? You can still email your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and which poem/poet inspired you today! Some will be posted on the website in May!
Let us know what you did!
If someone checked out the novel in verse we recommended before, try again, they’re all well worth the read!
-The Marlowe Papers by Ros Barber (secret identities, faked murder, and enough drama for at least three Shakespeare plays)
-Lies, Knives and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge (modern true stories behind fairy tales)
-Only Revolutions by Mark Z. Danielewski (a topsy-turvy modern Romeo and Juliet tale)
-After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy (two high school seniors getting through their last semester)
-The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus by Sonya Sones (a novel of middle age, motherhood, marriage and mayhem)
… the list goes on. Try something new this month and tell us if you like it.