Saturday, March 17, 2012

A to Z Poetry



In celebration of National Poetry Month I will be posting about poetry each day that corresponds to the letter of the alphabet.  This challenge is open to everyone and I encourage you to get your kids involved!  On April 12 I will doing a post on kids poetry and encourage your children to send me some poems that I can post on that day. Several poets, authors, and illustrators have volunteered their time to bring you valuable information. It's going to be a fun and informative month!  

The Challenge 

Starting with the letter 'A' on April 1, 2012 write a poem based on that day's lesson and challenge. There are 26 letters in the alphabet so you will create 26 poems in the month of April. Take Sundays off to revise (except for Sunday, April 1). If you have kids get them involved.  

Rules
  1. Please join my site.
  2. Grab the badge by right clicking and saving the picture above or grabbing it from the side bar. 
  3. Blog about the contest and link back to this post. 
  4. Sign up below (ends April 1) as you have to sign up in order to enter the contest on May 1. If you don't have a blog or website. Leave a comment below that states you are joining the challenge.
  5. Join the Facebook group by clicking here. You have to sign up first before being approved for the Facebook group. (Joining the Facebook group is optional). 
  6. Promise to try your best to write a new poem each day in April except for the 4 revision days.
Optional Share your poem on your blog or in the Facebook group. 

Contest 

On May 1 to 7 there will be a poetry contest in which you will submit ONE poem that you have created during the challenge. The winner will get to choose a prize. 

Prizes
  • Where the Sidewalk End by Shel Silverstein
  • 2012 Poet's Market
  • One year subscription to Poets & Writers
  • On My Walk by Kari-Lynn Winters
  • More prizes to be announced. 
Sign Up
Click on the blue "Add Your Link" button below to sign up.  I've already entered my name. And join the Facebook group (optional). If you don't have a blog/website you can sign up by saying in the comment section below that you wish to sign up.

24 comments:

  1. Just letting you know, when I signed up to google connect the name of the site is missing an e, written 'onthewaytosomwhere'.

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    1. Thanks Julie. Thank goodness it was an easy fix.

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  2. Hi Rena, I can't believe I'm signing up for this, after doing it already in January but it is great for the writing muscles! I wish you had an email sign up on your blog, because I no longer use Google reader or feed burner. I'll just have to google you :) (p.s. see on the right, it is 'credit is due' ;))

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  3. The contest sounds fun! Love poetry. Billy Collins is my contemporary favorite. Anyway, I have tagged you for the Lucky 7 Meme Sunshine Award! Check my blog: www.amychristineparker.blogspot.com for all the details.

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  4. Looking forward to all the happenings on this new blog and website!

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  5. We are on the same wavelength...and I love that! I can't wait to see what you offer as challenges. I'm just going to open the dictionary randomly each day to a section of the dictionary and write from that word. Today I saw at Jama's that we are both thinking LETTERS! Yay us! Happy almost Poetry Month..... a.

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    1. That sounds fun! I can't wait to read everyone's poems!

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  6. I like the new site but kind of miss the wedding photo in the stage coach. Oh well, I guess you're on your way!

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    1. Thanks. The stagecoach picture will be on my website. I wanted a different picture for my blog so I went with this one as it has a lot of meaning for me.

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  7. Rena,
    I just signed up. Will you give us something in the lesson to write on each day...or do we just choose?

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    1. I will give you something an illustrations or photo accompanied by a word.

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    2. I left a comment below before I read this, oops!! :)

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  8. Hi Rena, I'm just about ready to start the challenge. I've been researching poetry sites that will help me with the basics anyway. So, on April 1st we will visit your blog here for further instructions, right? That day's lesson and challenge will be listed here?!

    Thanks for the congrats you left of my blog. I'm glad you told me about the e-reader issue. Meegenius offers all their books viewable to read on their site. (I also fixed my wording I listed on my blog to make it less confusing -so thanks for that!)

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  9. Great theme! I'm not focusing on poetry, but might slip a few into my chosen theme for the blog challenge: Awesome Lady Writers. I know a couple poets who are awesome ladies, so that should work nicely. Looking forward to reading your poems!

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  10. i posted it on my fb page again today and highligthed it...;-)

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  11. I would like to sign up - no blog find me on facebook or at wilderhymes.com

    Thanks!

    Hannah Ruth wilde

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Thanks for your comments. Remember to keep them kid friendly.