Friday, April 17, 2009

Poetry Tips: As Poet Laureate I Would...

Some may dream about being the President, others CEO. What would you do if you were the Poet Laureate of your state? Of the country? Would you polish up your poems or write more often? Would you spend more time reaching out to those who don’t read poetry? What would you do as Poet Laureate and how would it affect you?
Sure, it’s not your typical poem writing prompt, but why not think and dream bigger than writing your next poem?

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Thanks for dropping in, please stop by again soon. I’m afraid I have no interview for this weekend but hopefully the next one! One person I hoped to interview has had an influx of busy-life and she is working diligently to answer my q’s in the meantime, another has a chapbook that is behind in its publication so it will be an interview posted later on when it is available. Stay tuned!

Please drop in on Monday…

2 comments:

Talia said...

Great questions! Being a teacher who has used tons of Poetry Foundaton resources, I would definitely reach out to teachers, classrooms, and make resources available, especially at the middle school and high school levels. That's where kids can really find an outlet in poetry and that's where we can stop teaching nursery rhymes and calling it poetry.

Poet Hound said...

Well said Ms. Talia! If we capture interest among the middle and high school students through more reaching out then we may have wider readership and more innovative poets for the future.