Sunday, February 28, 2010

Preparing for April - 31 Days and Counting Down

Did you know that National Poetry Month is just around the corner? I've been planning and plotting since the middle of January, trying to figure out how to celebrate this year. Last year's Poetry Makers series (interviews with children's poets) was so much fun to do and so well received that I've decided to do it again. Here are the amazing folks who have agreed to participate this time around.
  • Francisco Alarcón
  • Kathi Appelt
  • Brod Bagert
  • Carmen Bernier-Grand
  • David Bouchard
  • James Carter
  • Kurt Cyrus
  • Kalli Dakos
  • Gene Fehler
  • Charles Gingha
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Nikki Grimes
  • David Harrison
  • Juanita Havill
  • Anna Grossnickle Hines
  • Mary Ann Hoberman
  • Pat Hubbell
  • X.J. Kennedy
  • Ron Koertge
  • Bruce Lansky
  • JonArno Lawson
  • Marjorie Maddox
  • Heidi Mordhorst
  • Michael J. Rosen
  • Deborah Ruddell
  • Alice Schertle
  • Charles R. Smith, Jr.
  • Hope Anita Smith
  • Eileen Spinelli
  • April Halprin Wayland
  • Jenny Whitehead
  • Allan Wolf
I'm actually quite thrilled that so many of the writers I reached out to said YES. I can't wait to share this with you. I'll be kicking it off on April 1st with a visit from the current Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, who will be talking about her efforts to be a Pied Piper for children's poetry. I do hope you'll join us.


  1. What a fantastic list, Tricia! I can't wait to see your posts, since last year was so fabulous....

  2. You are amazing. Thanks for doing this - I am so looking forward to April!

  3. This is such a stunning list of literary lights, I have to put on sunglasses to read it.

    Thank you for putting this together!

    Laura Evans
    all things poetry