Here's To Poets & National Poetry Month!

It’s May 3, so National Poetry Month 2013 is over, but what a month! In a minute I’ll give a recap of my month, but first, here is an tercet epigram to Poetry Month and the poets who made it happen!


Epigram to Poets & National Poetry Month 

April Showers: Poetry, Crazy 

May Flowers: Arising, Daze-y

Poet Wowers: All Amaze Me


© 2013 Tamera Will Wissinger


Thank you, Poets, and Academy of American Poets, for celebrating poetry month!


Here is a recap of how I spent a good part of my April:

April 1 The Writer's Whimsy: April Fools Poetry  

April 5 The Writer's Whimsy: What is an Epigram? 

April 7 Greg Pincus 30 Poets/#30 Days: My Limerick: The Judge of Fudge! 

April 12 The Writer's Whimsy: Parody: Mockingbird of Poetry 

April 17 Society of Young Inklings: Ink Splat Feature

April 18 Gabrielle Prendergast's Verse Novels: Why Write A Novel In Verse 

April 18 Vero Beach Book Center: I read with first grade students for Poem In Your Pocket Day!

April 19 The Writer's Whimsy: Talking Poems  

April 19 Gone Fishing with The Environmental Learning Center at Vero Beach Book Center. Here's a link to an article by Suzanne Fox about it in Vero Beach 32963 (The book and I are on page 25) 

April 22 E. Kristin Anderson's Blog: The Influence of Musicals on Gone Fishing 

April 22 The Lucky 13s Blog: Poetry's Influence on Middle Grade Novelists (Compiled by me.) 

April 26 My first school visits with Gone Fishing!




April 26 The Writer's Whimsy: Poetry Trick: The Limerick! 

April 27 Caroline Star Rose's Line by Line feature: Why Poetry Matters 

April 27 The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL: I held a young poet's workshop!

April 30 Twitter: my final National Poetry Month tweet (if you don't count the one I’ll tweet today!): Good news! Even though is almost over, poetry doesn’t expire! Thank you  

That's all there is - daze-y, indeed!


Here are today’s announcements:

Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting Poetry Friday at Growing Wild

Verse Day #18 is being celebrated at Stacked Books 



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Reader Comments (3)

"Poet Wowers: All amaze me!" What a great month you had! Thanks for sharing all the links. You are an inspiration!

Reply: Thanks, Margaret; glad you enjoyed the poem and my list!

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Simon

Yowza! Now we need a nap! Great poetry this month, Tamera! Thanks for sharing your time and talents.

Reply: Love the use of Yowza, Bridget! Thanks for your good wishes here.

May 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Magee

It was quite a month, eh?!?

Reply: Hi Mary Lee. Yes, quite a month...we were all busy, I think!

May 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Lee Hahn

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