Celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21st

Many of us read, write, and teach poetry every day but did you know there is an official day to celebrate and support poets and poetry? As an initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO), world poetry day is held every year on March 21st. I’ve made a list (with links) of some fun ways you can celebrate poetry with your family and friends. And don’t miss my contribution to the official day in the form of a poem that turned out to be quite yummy.

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Free Verse: The Birth of a Poem

There seems to be an influx of newborn babies right now, at least in my little corner of the world. I’ve enjoyed seeing the sweet little bundles of joy and their happy parents and grandparents on social media. So, I had the idea to write a poem about babies for this week’s post. Oh, the pressure of a poem! After many attempts, my focus shifted to the process of getting my thoughts down on paper. Giving birth to words is not nearly as exciting to celebrate, but the labor pains are real!

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Debut Pop: Welcome to Poetry Pop!

Thanks for popping in for Poetry Pop’s debut blog post! Some of you may know me as Children’s Book Author, Danna Smith, but writing poetry is where I got my start. I have loved words from the moment I met them. I visited them often and encouraged them to fill my head and heart. Before long, poems were spilling onto the pages of my notebook. 

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