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It’s Poetry Friday! This week’s host is Jama Kim Rattigan at Jama’s Alphabet Soup. She is celebrating National Chocolate Cookie Day. Stop by for some treats and all of this week’s Poetry Friday links. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many events have been cancelled. From big-arena concerts (I had tickets to see Ringo Starr in June) […]

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It’s been a glorious month of poetry. We’ve cried salty tears, played in the water, written thank you poems, and peeked under the surface of the ocean. Let’s write one more poem before we say goodbye to the #WaterPoemProject — 30 31 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National […]

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It’s Day 30 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 31 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. (Surprise! There will be a bonus prompt tomorrow!!) If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this […]

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It’s Day 29 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. We are down to the last two days of our project. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New […]

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It’s Day 28 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. We are down to the last few days of our project. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New […]

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It’s Day 27 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. Only a few days of poetry writing to go! If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this […]

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Welcome back to my month-long #WaterPoemProject, Poetry Friday friends. It’s Day 26. Can you believe our project is nearing its end? If you’re new to the #WaterPoemProject, please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of me describing how to participate. It’s on the YouTube channel Authors Everywhere. For #WaterPoemProject regulars who are new to Poetry Friday, […]

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It’s Day 25 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. Only five days of poetry writing to go! If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? […]

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It’s Day 24 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? Please read the Introduction and FAQ. Or you can watch this video of […]

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Monday, 13 April 2020

We’re in the home stretch, Poets! It’s Day 23 of our #WaterPoemProject — 30 days of water-themed poetry prompts from your favorite children’s authors. If you’re looking for National Poetry Month writing prompts, we’ve got you covered. Start with Day 1 and you’ll have poetry prompts from now through the end of April. New to this project? Please read […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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