New Hall of Fame Poets PLUS the Word of the Month for April

The last day of the month is always a biggie. I have the pleasure of announcing the newest Monthly Hall of Fame Poet and Young Poet and also reveal the word that I hope will inspire you to write a poem for April.

Without further ado, here are our March winners. In the adult group we have our first tie for first place: Laura Purdie Salas from Minneapolis, Minnesota and Jackie Huppenthal from Dyer, Indiana are co-Hall of Fame Poets for March. Second place is also a tie between and DeLane Parrott from Springfield, Missouri and Fahad A. Careem from Sri Lanka. Congratulations to everyone!

Our Young Poet for March is Colin Hurley from Springfield, Missouri. Second place goes to Josh from Springfield, Missouri and third place goes to Sophie from Springfield, Missouri. A clean sweep!

We’re proud of all of the students who posted their poems in March and, as always, we’re grateful to the teachers who somehow find time in their busy days to encourage their young poets to enjoy the Word of the Month challenge.

And now we come to that other important moment that occurs on the last day of each month: the announcement of the new word.

The word for April is SPRING.

You have until 10:00 CST on Friday, April 23 to complete your poems and get them posted.

Voting will take place from Saturday, April 24 through Thursday, April 29, and the April Hall of Fame Poets will be announced on Friday, April 30.

Ladies and gentlemen of all ages, start your engines.