HOW TO READ A POEM ALOUDSimple, yet elegant and informative. You can hear more from April over at the new blog TeachingAuthors. More poetry is hosted today at Allegro for Poetry Friday.
by April Halprin Wayland
First, read the title of the poem
and the poet’s name.
Let each line
Then read it
one more time.
When the poem
Think about the poet at her desk,
late at night, picking up her pen to write…
© 2009 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved.
This has been some month of Poetry. Unfortunately, I don't have time this moment to list the many bloggers who put poetry front and center this month, but it was wonderful to see so many poems, interviews, and reviews. I can only express my awe and amazement for Gotta Book and Miss Rumphius for their Poems and Interviews of the Stars of Children's Poetry. And actually my appreciation too, because you let me slack off a bit this month.
But next week, I'm making May the month of Us. We'll have the official sign-ups for the 48 Hour Book Challenge (June 5-7th ), the Summer Blog Blast Tour organized by Chasing Ray, the online auction for Bridget Zinn, the Top Ten Picture Books from Fuse#8, some meet-up plans for Book Expo America, and registration for the KidLitosphere Conference. Oh, and more. Always more. So stay tuned.
For me, I've got to get offline and get to work. Then it's a crazy weekend of writing, filming, editing, and scoring a short film. Yes, Tohubohu Productions is back in the 48 Hour Film Project, this year with Young Adult writer Robin Brande. Can't wait!