Check Out 30 Poets In 30 Days Before National Poetry Month Is Over

Do you love to read or write poetry? Then you should follow the @30poets30days Twitter stream and head on over to Greg Pincus‘s blog, Gotta Book, for his 30 Poets in 30 Days page where he features a different poet every day during the month of April.

Hurry! There’s only a week left!

In honor of National Poetry Month (in the United States), Gotta Book is posting a previously unpublished poem by a different poet each day of the month, focusing on children’s poetry.

The site creator, Greg Pincus, tells us he started it because he loves sharing children’s poetry and saw a way that he could use his platform to do so.

I thought it would be fun to have a real “event”… so I only post previously unpublished poetry by the folks who participate. Many of them are big names in the field, so that’s exciting, but most of all, it’s the collective impact of 30 new poems in National Poetry Month that makes the event fly. I used to post a poem a day of my own in April, but this is far more fun.

The corresponding Twitter account was created to help get folks excited about the event and share this previously unpublished children’s poetry with a wider audience. As an active participant online, Greg realized that there are folks he connects with on Twitter who wouldn’ necessarily seek out poetry, but would appreciate it and share it because they may also be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

Check out this year’s announcement for more info and when you visit the site, scroll through and check out poems that go back to 2009, the year Greg kicked off the event. Today’s post is a progressive poem, with various poets adding a new line each day.

And start following @30Poets30Days today if you’re interested, because although there may be an occasional “other” tweet from the account, like when he has poets guest blog – the account is only really active in April. (So mark your calendars for next year!) Or you can always follow Greg on his other account for year-round updates – and reminders about next year’s poetry month, no doubt.

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