Not for the faint of heart

Her work is a reminder that poetry’s an art. Her poems aren’t fluff and flowers–she’ll make you change that view. If the gritty, dark, and powerful, is something your into. Try some Ellen Hopkins–she’s the perfect place to start. Wow. How was THAT for a sad attempt at poetry? Trust me, Ellen Hopkins is way better than … Continue reading

Book Lists / Books

Novels in verse

Another great way to celebrate National Poetry Month is by reading a novel in verse. The poems in verse novels all tie together to tell a story–it’s a whole different way to enjoy a story AND poetry. Shark girl by Kelly Bingham After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, … Continue reading

Fun Stuff

Double the pleasure

I was talking with some friends the other night about the poetic genius Shel Silverstein. Since I tortured you yesterday with my not very good magnetic poetry poem, I thought two Shel Silverstein poems would be a nice treat. Enjoy and leave us a comment with YOUR favorite Shel poems. Put Something In Draw a … Continue reading


Happy NPM!

April is National Poetry Month! Try reading a poem a day. Here’s one to get the month started: Homeroom Poetry is the home for all my yearnings each poem a separate room where wandering words find a cool bed, a bowl of soup where names of trees and cities and people I know who want … Continue reading