Of Verses, Lines, and Rhymes
April is definitely a busy month. What with taxes, Easter, spring break, Script Frenzy, and watching for daffodils (because then I know spring has finally arrived) there is a lot to do. Somehow I get around to celebrating poetry by gathering together various poem activities and presenting them to my students. And I try to get a couple of new poems flowing out of the winter attic.
As for NPM there is a lot of ground to cover. Got a question? Here are some answers:
Also, here are some really fun poetry videos to celebrate the diversity of poetry:
Adorable kid who loves poetry, reciting Billy Collins “Litany. I’m inspired to memorize.
And if you want the real deal–here’s Billy Collins, himself. I love how he pokes fun at the perceived seriousness of poetry. I think he and Billy Shakespeare would have had a great friendship.
If you haven’t ever experienced Taylor Mali‘s poetry I hope you will be as enthralled with his tribute to teachers (because he is one) as I am:
April definitely is beautiful…