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The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations!

I'm pleased to share the release announcement and cover for THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTOHOLGY FOR CELEBRATIONS from Pomelo Books, compiled by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell:

"Coming in April 2015! The next book in The Poetry Friday Anthology series, The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, features poems in English and Spanish by 115 poets for 150+ holidays and celebration..." Read more at Pomelo Books!

Here is the beautiful book cover:

What fun, whimsical cover art!

This is a neat project and I'm excited to share that my poem, National Aviation Day, will be among the 150+ poems in this anthology. (National Aviation Day is August 19 - mark your calendars!)

Here are a few book details and a chance for a free gift!

Target audience: PreK – Grade 5

For: Public Librarians, School Librarians, K-8 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, and ELL Teachers, and Children (ages 4 and up)

Available in a Teacher/Librarian Edition and a bilingual Student Edition; preorder by February 15 for a free gift!

National Poetry Month is just around the corner...I wonder if there's a poem for that!


Echoing the Call For Submissions and a Book Spine Poem

Happy National Poetry Month! For this Poetry Friday I have two items to share.


It isn’t often that I hear about a call for submissions specific to children’s poets, so today I’d like to share information about a children’s poetry anthology that is being promoted by Carol-Ann Hoyte. Maybe some poets have already seen this, but I wanted to post it here just in case anyone missed it. Details are listed below via Carol-Ann herself, with permission. Good luck, children’s poets!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Children's Poetry Anthology on Food and Agriculture

Submission Deadline: June 14th, 2014

An independently published anthology of children’s poetry dedicated to the theme of food and agriculture is in the works. Adults who write children’s poetry, including those who are emerging poets, are invited to submit their work. I am looking for original, unpublished poems, written in English, aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds that deal with various aspects of food andagriculture such as (but not limited to):

*food deserts
*edible landscapes
*food banks
*vertical gardens (also known as living walls, biowalls, ecowalls, green walls)
*children's food assistance programs
*gardening (ie. family gardening, school gardens, rooftop gardens, community gardens, balcony/container gardening, window boxes)
*types of farming (ie. rural, urban, organic, sustainable)
*farmer's markets / public markets
*fair trade food
*100-mile diet
*vegetarianism/ veganism

and any other sub-topics you can think of!

I am interested in receiving poems written in a variety of forms including but not limited to the following forms: couplet, triplet, limerick, haiku, tanka, cinquain, diamante, mask poem, apostrophe poem, list poem, etheree, palindrome, etc.

Poets whose work is selected for the collection will be contacted shortly after the deadline. They will also receive a small one-time honorarium.

Please email poems to Carol-Ann Hoyte at kidlitfan1972@yahoo.ca.


On April 1, Travis Jonker posted a gallery of book spine poems from "students, teachers, librarians, publishers and authors" at 100 Scope Notes.

I’m proud that my poem was among them, and I wanted to share it here today.


It looks as though Travis is still taking submissions and adding to the gallery, so if you're feeling inspired, start pulling books from the shelves and give it a try! It's fun, and more challenging than it looks.


Today Poetry Friday is being hosted by Michelle Barnes at Today's Little Ditty where she is also celebrating her blog's first birthday. Congratulations, Michelle! Link to Today's Little Ditty!


Thanks for stopping by!