National Poetry Month is fast approaching, which also means that the National Poetry Month Poem-A-Day challenge is also fast approaching!

As per usual, I’ll be attempting the insane challenge, posting my results over here. I’m also going to attempt the FreeVerse Photo-A-Day challenge again, and have already started plotting some photos. Leave a comment here if you have a suggestion for a line of poetry to work into a photo. And in addition, I’ll probably try to blog a link to a poem each day that I love.

You can also play along at the following places:

I’m sure there are plenty more things to do around NaPoMo; one only has to google to find out.

I hope you’re as excited as I am!

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    April is National Poetry Month. The 3rd Annual “Paws for Poetry” Contest Challenges Kids to Write Sonnets to Spaniels, Prose for Persian Cats

    Colorado Springs, CO (March1, 2010) –April marks the 14th anniversary of National Poetry Month.
    To help celebrate, budding Emily Dickinsons and Edgar Allan Poes are encouraged to participate in the 3rd annual “Paws for Poetry” Contest ( To enter, children ages 5-12 are to write a poem to, and provide a photo of, their favorite animal friend. The contest is co-sponsored by kids’ virtual field trip Web site Meet Me at the Corner ( and Flashlight Press ( ).

    Original poems of any length may be submitted in one of two categories: Group One (ages 5-9) and Group Two (ages 10-12). One grand prize winner in each category will receive a prize package worth $50.00. Two runners-up in each category will receive a $25.00 gift package. Children’s author, poet, and Iraqi war veteran Thad Krasnesky, writer of the upcoming “That Cat Can’t Stay” (Flashlight Press, 2010) is the contest judge.

    In addition to the prize packages, winning poems and pet photos will be highlighted in an upcoming Meet Me at the Corner video pod cast. The pod cast will be videotaped at New York’s Angellicle Cat Rescue Center. Local students will present the winning poems.

    All submissions should be mailed to “Paws for Poetry” Contest, c/o Meet Me at the Corner, 20 West Del Norte, Colorado Springs, CO, 80908. The contest deadline is April 15, 2010.

    For more information, rules and submission guidelines, visit

  2. is also offering a prompt a day, sent in by people who frequent the site – April 1st prompt will be provided by ME – something I do with my middle school students.

    Great ideas, Rachel – I like the idea of linking to poems you love – maybe I’ll try that as well.

  3. OK, there is no way I have time to do this, but that’s probably why I wrote my poem today. Will sign up and post it later. Am thinking of video blogging them on my youtube channel too. Might be the medicine I need.

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