Saturday, April 24, 2010

Here & There: April 24, 2010

From the National Council of Teachers of English—TYCA National Poetry Month Celebration
From the website: A new poem will be added to this page each day of April to celebrate National Poetry Month. We hope you come back each day to enjoy the poems we post, all original works by community and two-year college English faculty. If you are a poet, we hope you will consider submitting your work for consideration. While we hope to publish at least four poems from each of the TYCA regions, we will be accepting submissions until further notice from all regions.

From the Indiana Humanities Council’s Think. Read. Talk.—National Poetry Month

From the Academy of American Poets—Poem-A-Day Archive for National Poetry Month

From the Poetry Foundation—What Can Poetry Do for Parents? by Elliott Vansilke
Excerpt from the article: Poetry offers other benefits for the beleaguered parent. A large part of parenting consists of mindless repetition—changing diapers again, cutting pancakes into triangles again, saying, “How do we ask for things nicely?” again. But poetry uses repetition to sound new depths of meaning and find nuance in sameness. Think of the way the repeating lines of a villanelle take on new shape and significance with each stanza or the way different echoes emerge from “And miles to go before I sleep” at the end of Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”

From the Poetry Foundation—Lunchbox Poems by Julie Danielson & Eisha Prather

From Squidoo—Best Websites for Kids Poems

From School Library Journal—Natalie Merchant, Ghost Ghost: Setting Poems to Music by Rocco Satino (4/19/2010)

From Teaching Authors—Patterns in Poetry! How I Wrote This Poem—A Poetry Writing Workout posted by April Halprin Wayland (4/23/2010)

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