Category Archives: National Poetry Month 2013

National Poetry Month wrapup, part 2: Versify’s Found Poetry Twitter Project, the final product

In addition to Exquisite Teens, I did another collaborative writing project during National Poetry Month. While the teen project was just for YDR staff and the Poem of the Month contests are for poets primarily in York County, the Found Poetry … Continue reading

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Versify meets Storify: My timeline of Melissa Carl’s Pulitzer Remix adventure

Twice during April, I blogged about Melissa Carl, West York Area High School teacher and accomplished poet, and her participation in the Pulitzer Remix project. I blogged at the beginning of April, then again at the halfway point. I also … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo wrapup, part 1: Exquisite Teens Collaborative Poetry Project

One of Versify’s projects for National Poetry Month was to do an exquisite corpse collaborative writing exercise with members of the Teen Takeover staff. Madeleine Nesbitt, Willow Pinkerton and Brady Achterberg enthusiastically volunteered to take up the challenge. I created a … Continue reading

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Teen Takeover takes on the April Poem of the Month

Each month, a member of YDR’s Teen Takeover staff writes a poem in response to the Poem of the Month prompt. Madeleine Nesbitt wrote a great daylight savings time poem last month. I chose the prompt for April with National Poetry … Continue reading

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Update on Melissa Carl’s Pulitzer Remix progress, and a discussion of found poetry

Previously, I blogged about West York Area High School history teacher and poet Melissa Carl’s participation in Pulitzer Remix, a National Poetry Month project sponsored by the Found Poetry Review. I thought we could talk a bit more about found … Continue reading

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Of a poet-tree in Lower Windsor Township, and against cynicism about art

This year more than ever, I’ve encountered some cynicism regarding National Poetry Month. Some of it is really scathing, like a friend’s Facebook status repurposing Eliot’s infamous “April is the cruelest month” line to say he hates NaPoMo because it’s … Continue reading

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York’s own Melissa Carl chosen to participate in Pulitzer Remix for National Poetry Month

Those interested in poetry go nuts for National Poetry Month. It seems everyone has a project (ahem, like me, and me, and me again). My favorite thing about Poetry Month is the multidisciplinary effect. Writing a poem every day is … Continue reading

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Exquisite Teens: A collaborative poetry project with Teen Takeover staff for National Poetry Month

So there’s the Poem of the Month contest, open to all residents of York County and the surrounding region, every month. Then there’s the Found Poetry Twitter Project, open to anyone with a Twitter account, during April. But you know … Continue reading

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Participate in the Versify Found Poetry Twitter Project for National Poetry Month

What is a found poem? According to poets.org: “Found poems take existing texts and refashion them, reorder them, and present them as poems. The literary equivalent of a collage, found poetry is often made from newspaper articles, street signs, graffiti, … Continue reading

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