REMINDER: Voting ends at midnight CST this Saturday, January 30.
We had a good first day of voting for January Hall of Fame Poets. Early leaders are Steven in first place with Gay, Delane, and Mimi tied for second. Among the young poets, it’s Sam, Cecily, and Rachael. One of my favorite memories is of the time when I watched middle school cheerleaders lead chants for reading. Think about how rare that is. Then think about what we’re doing here, for poetry. The idea is to have a good time so vote and tell others to vote. Poets, tell your supporters that they’ll never have a better time to get out the vote. One month we had a student who received more than 100 votes. That was exciting!
Another reason I’m excited is that before long we’ll hear from Sara Holbrook. Everything about that woman is exciting. I get a kick out of watching good performance artists like Sara. She doesn’t just recite a poem. She becomes that poem. And don’t think you’re going to hear anything sugar coated either. A lot of Sara’s poetry gets its thumb in your eye and makes you think while you blink. More later. Just wanted you to be thnking about another star on the horizon.
Here’s an update on upcoming blog guests to tuck away. Laura Robb (1/29), Laura Purdie Salas (2/5), Lee Bennett Hopkins (2/12), Tim Rasinski (2/19), Laura Backes (2/26), June Rae Wood (3/5). These are all excellent people who will share information and insights from their successful careers and experiences. I hope you won’t miss them.