Sunday, April 12, 2015

Poetry Book Giveawa, Progressive Poem continues

April is poetry month and we are celebrating with several things going on. First, the Progressive Poem continues and you can follow it here:

2015 Kidlitosphere

Progressive Poem


1 Jone at Check it Out

5 Charles at Poetry Time Blog

7 Catherine at Catherine Johnson

8 Irene at Live Your Poem

9 Mary Lee at Poetrepository

10 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty

11 Kim at Flukeprints

12 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

13 Doraine at DoriReads

14 Renee at No Water River

17 Buffy at Buffy's Blog

18 Sheila at Sheila Renfro

19 Linda at Teacher Dance

21 Tara at A Teaching Life

23 Tamera at The Writer's Whimsy

26 Brian at Walk the Walk

27 Jan at Bookseedstudio

28 Amy at The Poem Farm

29 Donna at Mainely Write

Second, I will be giving away The Intimate Art of Writing Poetry by Ottone M. Riccio.

I have found this book very helpful to learn more about the different forms of poetry. I usually write free verse, but occasionally I will try a Haiku or Limerick.
I wanted to get down to basics though and really concentrate on meter and rhythm. These are important not only for poetry, but for writing pictures books too.

The third thing going on this month is the A-Z Insecure Writing Challenge.

Hope you enjoy!
Please leave a comment as to what your favorite poetry book is or your favorite poet to enter a chance to win this months book.

Next week I will be reviewing Dear Wandering Wildebeest by Irene Latham. She has agreed to give away a signed copy.
Bet you could guess which poetry book is my favorite!
See you next week.


Sue said...

I don't have a favorite poetry book, but I like e.e. cummings, Billy Collins, Dorothy Parker. I'd like to learn more about poetry.

BJ Schneider said...

I also like ee cummings and Shel Silverstein for his zany poems and illustrations. ee cummings' love poem also welcomes Spring:
I thank you G-d for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees.
Breezy Spring to everyone!