Category Archives: poetry

National Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson” edited by Susan Snively

Emily Dickinson, born in 1830, left behind nearly 1800 poems, not published until after her death in 1886. They have been favorites of all ages ever since. The author, who is herself a poet, and who has written a novel … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month – Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda was the adopted name of the Chilean poet Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (1904 – 1973). He came up with a pen name because his father didn’t approve of his poetry, which Pablo started writing at age ten. … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Kid Lit Review of “Science Verse” by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

This book teaches science while at the same time is full of fun, providing lots of laughs. Many of the rhymes are take-offs of common songs and poems kids may recognize, such as “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon for National Poetry Month – Musings on Poetry

Many of you are familiar with Serena, who runs several blogs including Savvy Verse & Wit and Poetic Books Tours. Serena is not only an actual poet herself, but a tireless promotor of other poets and poetry. We were talking … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Post Commemorating the 200th Birthday – April 21, 1816 – of Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë, the beloved author of Jane Eyre, also wrote poetry, but it wasn’t very good. This was probably a blessing, since the lack of success with her poems (published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell) led her to turn … Continue reading

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