March 29, 2019
National Poetry Month 2019
National Poetry Month is an annual celebration of poetry that takes place in April each year. And that means the 2019 celebration begins Monday! I will celebrate with Ekphrastic April again this year. For each day of the month I will post a work of art accompanied by a cherita* inspired by the particular work. This year I will be featuring artists of both sexes. (All the work is in the public domain to avoid issues of copyright.)
Tabatha Yeatts has gathered a collection of free reproducible poems for use in classrooms, libraries, etc. I am honored to have a small poem included. Read more about it here. Or find the PDF here.
You'll find many bloggers posting a month of poems or poetry. Michelle H. Barnes at Today's Little Ditty will feature Classroom Connections, which "will showcase recent poetry books—eclectic collections, lyrical picture books, and engaging verse novels—and how they can be used as mentor texts in the classroom."
Join in the fun of this poetry-filled month ahead!
*A cherita is a haiku-like poem of three stanzas that tells a "story." The first stanza is one line and sets the scene. Stanza two is two lines, stanza three is three lines. A cherita terbalik is a cherita with the order of the stanzas rearranged.
Posted by Diane Mayr at 6:00 AM