My friend Greg over at Gotta Book is doing a really great thing for National Poetry Month. He's hosting something called 30 Poets/30 Days, a celebration of children's poetry. Every day in April, he will be posting a previously unpublished poem by a different poet. I'm thrilled to have this new way to celebrate National Poetry Month!
Some really wonderful poets are participating. Here's a list, in alphabetical order:
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.
One of my favorite poets, Jack Prelutsky (former Children's Poet Laureate), kicks the whole thing off on April 1 with a new poem, "A Little Poem for Poetry Month".
Sounds like just the thing for poetry month!