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Poetry Friday Roundup and a taste of poetry love!
"I am honored that one of my poems introduces the second edition of Sylvia Vardell‘s fabulous resource book, Poetry Aloud Here: Sharing Poetry with Children."
I loved the first edition of this book and kept it the maximum time allowed each time I checked it out. When I was selected as a poetry ambassador, I purchased Poetry Aloud 2 as a gift to myself. I grabbed the book to read April's poem, "How to Read a Poem Aloud." It not only asks the reader to savor every word, but also to think about the poet. You can read more about April's process for writing the poem and listen to Carmelo Martino's reading of the poem. Once you read and/or listen to it, you'll understand why it's a perfect introduction for the Poetry Storybox project.
When I arrived home yesterday from an afternoon of errands, a box from California was on the front porch. I haven't opened it yet...it's the carrot for when I get certain required obligations out of the way, it's the dessert I get to enjoy once I eat my vegetables, it's the excitement I'll savor while planning next week's adventures with the Poetry Storybox.
|and a box, all part of this week's adventures with poetry!|