My Poetry

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 4

Well, everyone, I'm happy to say that I've made it to the end of November's Poem-a-Day challenge! It's definitely been difficult, but I managed to write thirty new poems over the course of a month. I'll probably share another post later with all the things I've learned over the last thirty days, but for now… Continue reading 2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 4

My Poetry

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 3

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everybody! I'm here with seven more rough drafts of poems written off of prompts from the Writer's Digest poem-a-day challenge. This week's were difficult, and I think some of them are my┬áleast favorite of the month so far. That being said, I have beaten my record from last year, when I only… Continue reading 2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 3

My Poetry

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 2

Here we go--round two of the 2018 November Poem-A-Day challenge. It's been hard to write each poem within the 24-hour window, but I'm hanging in there. I hope you enjoy this next installment. Day 8: Poem that Hints at Something "Clickbait" What happens next will leave you in tears-- will shock you-- you'll never believe… Continue reading 2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 2

My Poetry

2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 1

November is here, which means the year is speeding up and pushing us full steam ahead into the holidays! Last year during November I participated for the first time in Robert Lee Brewer's poem-a-day challenge over at Writer's Digest. If you enjoy poetry or a little creative challenge, it's not too late to join in… Continue reading 2018 November Poetry Challenge: Week 1

Reading Tips

Back to Basics: How to Read a Poem

In January I started a series called "Back to Basics" where I broke down some common reading issues we all face. The series started with a post on finding time to read, and then I also wrote about reading comprehension and making connections with other texts. Today, in honor of National Poetry Month and this… Continue reading Back to Basics: How to Read a Poem

2018 Books, Reading Challenge

12 Months of Books: April Suggestions

Of all the themes we've been reading together for this year's Reading Challenge, so far I've been most excited about planning April's--poems and plays. April is national poetry month, and it's also the birth month of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright in English literature. That's why I selected this theme for our 2018 reading journey!… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: April Suggestions