April is National Poetry Month, time to celebrate poems of every kind. For all you young writers out there this is a perfect opportunity to put pen to paper and write some poetry of you own. Wait a minute, Miss Chris! Poetry is too hard. You have to rhyme. It has to be a certain form. Nonsense! True, some poems are written in rhyme, some are written in a certain form and structure, but not all. Your poem can be pages and pages long or only one sentence. Rhyme or not to rhyme– if that is your question the answer is: yes or no, it doesn’t matter. Make it funny or sad, long or short, rhyming or not, it’s your choice. Your poem can be anything you want it to be. Don’t forget to join us for Young Writers’ Club on April 12th at 4:15. Register online or at the Children’s desk. Check out these great books below to get your poem started.
Leap into Poetry: More ABCs of Poetry by Avis Harley
Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem by Jack Prelutsky
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out by Ralph Fletcher
How to Write Poetry by Paul B. Janeczko
Poetry from A to Z: A Guide for Young Writers by Paul B. Janeczko
Words, Wit, and Wonder: Writing Your Own Poem by Nancy Loewen
How to Write Poems by Wes Magee