April is National Poetry Month!
The challenge is to write one poem a day for 30 days. Each day, there will be a prompt posted on the blog. That post is both your prompt for the day, and the place where you will leave your poem for that day. You’ll post your poem to the comments, or email me your completed poems at the end of the month.
Not ready for the challenge? No worries. As always, what you do here — and what level of participation you choose — is up to you. Write, and share, as much or as little as you like this month, whether it’s 1 poem or 30. The prompts are here to work for you, not to make you feel restrained or constrained in any way. You can submit your poems to any of the prompts on any day, it doesn’t need to be the same day. For example if you missed day 1, and now it’s day 10, you can still write a poem for day 1 and submit it to the post. You also don’t have to write to the prompt.
• It’s not about quality, it’s about quantity. Even if you don’t normally write poetry, you should participate in this great exercise!
• Email Mrs. Emery if you want to participate.
• Poems due by April 30th.
• The ultimate challenge is 30 poems, however you can set your goal to be whatever you want and still participate. Whether you write 1 poem or 30, that’s still great!
• There will be a prompt on the blog every day. You can respond to the prompt, or post your own poem. Poems posted to the blog much be school appropriate.
• You can participate by posting your poems to the comments or emailing them to Mrs. Emery at the end of the month.
We’ll have two meetings during the month, April 6 and 20. We’ll discuss all things poetry and share some of the great writing going on.
However you want to write in April, there’s room for your approach. Let’s make National Poetry Month a month to set, and exceed, our personal goals related to reading, writing and sharing poetry.