Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Oh, Happy Day!

Most people don't know this, but April is National Poetry Month. To help celebrate, poets.org sends out commemorative posters to students, educators, librarians, and others who can help spread the word about the goodness that is poetry. I've requested and received the posters for the last five years, with each year's arrival even more exciting to me than the last. I really, really look forward to receiving my new poster in the mail every year. they each have a prominent place in my office, and I love seeing them every day:

Guess what arrived in my mailbox today?!

Yup - the 2007 National Poetry Month poster! See it here hanging in my office, in all its Whitman-esque glory:

In honor of National Poetry Month, I'm going to post more of my favorite poems. I've already posted several on this site, so please take some time to read them. To make that easier, I've added a poetry category to the list on the right. Now you can choose to browse through poetry or higgledy-piggledy (everything else).
Here's one of the only poems I've written, Requiem for a Groundhog. Don't worry - I didn't quit my day job.

Even if you don't think you like poetry, you may not have found the right poem yet, and there's no better time like the present to start your search.

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