Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

Winner of the April Poem of the Month contest!

National Poetry Month has come to a close, as has the April Poem of the Month contest, the prompt for which was to write a poem that is in some way about poetry. This month, and for the third month … 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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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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A conversation with former York Poet Laureate Carol Clark Williams

One of the first poets I became acquainted with on moving to the area is Carol Clark Williams. I’m grateful my boyfriend is proud of what I do and talks me up to people he meets because when his and … Continue reading

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York poetry “to do” list for second half of National Poetry Month

The first half of National Poetry Month is almost behind us. Don’t let NaPoMo get away from you! Check out these York poetry events for the second half of April, direct from YDR’s Flipside PA calendar:

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National Poetry Month, RIP Adrienne Rich, Poem a Day Challenge

April is National Poetry Month, so happy holidays! Some of my writer friends have talked me into “celebrating” this holiday by pledging to write a poem every day. Hmm. Do my other writer friends work? Of course they do. And … Continue reading

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