2021 Daily Poem Project
Thursday, 25 February 2021

Hello, Poetry Friday friends. It’s the last week of the February Poetry Project. I always have a mix of feelings as we head into the final days of this writing practice. If I’ve managed to draft a poem every day, there’s a sense of accomplishment. There’s the exhiliration of seeing the finish line ahead! But […]

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Thursday, 18 February 2021

This past week, we have been working through the saggy middle of my annual February Daily Poem Project. You may have heard novelists complain that their energy wanes midway through writing a book. That can happen with this project too. I coach participants to focus on getting a poem written without judging it. To embrace […]

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Thursday, 11 February 2021

We are nearly halfway through the 9th Annual February Daily Poem Project. For several years — in order to practice writing in community — my blog hosted a poetry project. We moved to Facebook in 2017 to accommodate the number of poets and writers who wanted to participate. 2021 Theme: Bodies Read more about this […]

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Monday, 1 February 2021

Welcome to my 9th Annual February Daily Poem Project. For several years — in order to practice writing in community — my blog hosted a poetry project. We moved to Facebook in 2017 to accommodate the number of poets and writers who wanted to participate. 2021 Theme: Bodies In this time of a global pandemic, […]

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Thursday, 21 January 2021

Poetry Friday is here this week, my friends. Welcome! Scroll down to the bottom of this post and Mr. Linky will help you join the round-up of poetry links. It is Inauguration Week. As poets, we paid special attention to 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, our country’s first Youth Poet Laureate and youngest person ever to write […]

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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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