So this morning I had a brainstorm. Two years ago in honor of National Poetry Month I posted poems by teachers on my blog (see here and here), and it was great. With everyone holed up, possibly with children, and to encourage community, I thought that starting maybe next week and through at least the end of April, I would like to publish poems by students and anyone else who is holed up at home looking for something to do or a way to connect with others and share art.
Teachers, another thought: Feel free to make contributing a poem or commenting on other’s work an optional project for your students. If you do, feel free to contact me by using the contact link at the top of the page, and I can possibly coordinate postings with you.
With this in mind, here are the parameters:
- Submit poems at: https://forms.gle/2pf4rHXn9K8fhhSj7
- Anyone can contribute up to three poems. Please let me know if you have a favorite. I promise to post at least one from anyone who submits work.
- Include your name, city and state, and age/grade/profession (if you don’t mind sharing these things). If you are a teacher-author on TpT include a link to your store, and I will post that too.
- If you have original art or photography that you would like included with your poem(s), make note of that in “any other comments or questions” section on the form. I will be in touch in order to get that from you.
- Subject matter can be anything you like, though keep in mind that a wide range of people may read your work and so please refrain from excessive/needless vulgarity.
- If you contribute, I highly encourage you to read the work of others and provide positive/constructive comments on their poems too. In this time of isolation, building community is important in any way we can.
Anyone have any additional ideas or question, contact me by using the contact link at the top of this page or the comments section below.
Be Well and Teach On!