April is National Poetry Month! Ready to write?
- The Academy of American poets shares 30 ideas for doing so here.
- Scholastic provides a bounty of inspiration and lesson planning support on their site.
- Up for a poem-a-day challenge? Check out Poetic Asides, find yourself inspired by Bud Hunt’s daily photo prompts, and drop by local poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s blog to congratulate her on writing a poem a day…for an entire year. She weaves some wonderful lessons for other poets in between her lines too.
- Found Poetry will post a prompt every day on Twitter. Tweeting your poems? Tag them #poemaday.
- April Poetry Madness is Dana Huff’s brainchild–fun!
- Just Buffalo is hosting the One-and-One Poetry Reading for the third time, and the WNY Writing Project is hosting this event.
- Here are some ways to celebrate with the NY Times.
- The WNY Young Writers’ Studio will be playing with poetry during our April sessions at the Kenan Center, and we invite you to add to our collaborative poem right here.
- The Global Poetry Project is still going strong as well, and Alden High School teacher Rob Currin would like to welcome poets of all ages to that space.
Cross-posted at The WNY Young Writers’ Studio Blog
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