You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

Did you know that April is Poetry Month? I’ve been celebrating with extra poetry reading —including, naturally, picturebooks. Because my favorite picturebook texts are always lyrical, layered, and — rhyming or not — poems...

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" Brother " © Mary Ann & Norman Hoberman 1959, from Hello and Goodbye, Little, Brown & Co.

"Brother" © Mary Ann & Norman Hoberman 1959, from Hello and Goodbye, Little, Brown & Co.

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As the World Wide Web Turns

Or, The Junkies, Part IV

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Sybil said leave tomorrow; Petra is going in July. Daniel wants to take the dog! How come Benito doesn't go? Did Dirk also send you this? Why did Walter show up... How is Eric doing? Is Jerold leaving him? How come Shirley is acting that way?

Hey. Can you please contact me?

- by 10 Spammers

"The Junkies", Part I, is here; Part II is here; Part III is here. Visit my post from last week for ways to celebrate National Poetry Month.

The Congenital Moon

Or, The Junkies, Part III

Dadaism, I can't even start to think... No dance is innuendo, unkempt, A talk at elusive edge, To fit no faultfinding.

I explain a galaxy tugboat Or teach a capable, inaudible, Breadfruit some creek and blunder, Veritable, the congenital moon.

- By Eight Spammers

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with: ● Videos featuring the Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, from The Poetry Foundation ● The International Reading Association, lesson plans on "Composing and Performing Found Poetry" ● Activites from The Academy of American Poets ● Activities and more from Reading Rockets ● Interviews with 36 poets from The Miss Rumphius Effect ● 30 Poets/30 Days, new poetry on Gotta Book

"The Junkies", Part I, is here; Part II is here.

Illustrations © Deborah Freedman

Poetry. Spam.

Or, The Junkies, Part II

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I shall always share these quotes with you, To explain my barely overdone Digression, pronounceable.

Do cough by quarters; Go listen by pathology; Listen to the animals, and start as livestock.

Watch this lyricism, A murmurous lullaby, rolled, But by my caution - candyfloss.

- by Ten Spammers

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"The Junkies", Part I, is here.

From the International Reading Association, lesson plans on "Composing and Performing Found Poetry".