Our new Hall of Fame Poet and our new word for March

We now offer official congratulations to our Hall of Fame Poets for February. Join me in saluting Beth Carter as our fifth adult poet and Megan Barnett as our fifth young poet to be selected by popular vote to our gallery of monthly winners. V. L. Gregory finished 2nd and Gay Fawcett finished 3rd. Among our young poets, Bennett Miller was 2nd and Grace O’Leary was 3rd.

Sundays are normally when Kathy Temean posts a poem from one of my books but this month we’re postponing the Poem of the Week until Monday so that I can announce today the Poet of the Month and tell you the word that will challenge us in March.

Here are the words so far: dirt (October), thanks (November), bone (December), time (January), and road (February). I’ve given a lot of thought to this month’s word and here’s what I decided.

The word for March is “life.” What could be juicier than that?

If history repeats, we’ll see a rush of inspiration in the next week, and I can’t wait to see what our poets have to say about life. If you haven’t joined us yet, what better time than now? I hope to see a record number of poems this month and to see them from poets in many parts of the United States and the world.

Sharpen your pencils and your wit, everyone.