Monday, March 23, 2009

Go to GottaBook in April for Your Daily Poetry Fix

[Just look at the gorgeous logo for 30 Poets/30 Days over at GottaBook today!]

Gregory K. is planning quite a project at the GottaBook blog this year for National Poetry Month, and I'm proud to say I'll be part of the fun. It's a real poem-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away event. Here are the poets participating:

Arnold Adoff, Jaime Adoff, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Douglas Florian, Betsy Franco, Kristine O'Connell George, Charles Ghigna, Nikki Giovanni, Joan Bransfield Graham, Nikki Grimes, Mary Ann Hoberman, Lee Bennett Hopkins, X. J. Kennedy, Julie Larios, J. Patrick Lewis, Pat Mora, Kenn Nesbitt, Linda Sue Park, Ann Whitford Paul, Gregory K. Pincus, Jack Prelutsky, Adam Rex, Jon Scieszka, Joyce Sidman, Marilyn Singer, April Halprin Wayland, Janet Wong, and Jane Yolen.

The project launches on April 1st with a poem by Jack Prelutsky and ends with Pat Mora's contribution on April 30th. I'll be posting more links to it as April proceeds.
One other quick note: Tricia at Miss Rumphius Effect is issuing a triolet challenge as this week's Poetry Stretch. I'm in with A Duo of Triolets.


  1. Thanks for the link, Julie, but even more thanks for being part of the first ever 30 Poets/30 Days.

    April's gonna be a lot of fun, indeed!

  2. Hi Julie -Is it too late for me to play the letter-post game? I love the idea!

  3. Not at all too late, Janet! I rolled the Boggle dice and your letter is S!

  4. Will be checking this out. Some of us hobby and emerging poets will be participating in the 5th(?)NaPoWrMo- Writing 30 poems in 30 days.

  5. What a cool event! I'll be checking it out.

  6. Yippee! I be ssssing...and watching for April word showers.

    lol - Janet