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.


Coming up this week

REMINDER: Time to vote for your March Word of the Month favorite adult and student poems. Tomorrow night at 10:00 CST is the cutoff. Congratulations to our leaders so far. Laura Purdie Salas and Jackie Huppenthal are tied in first place followed closely by Fahad, drj3kyll, DeLane Parrott, and Liz Korba (a previouis winner). Students are led by Colin Hurley with Anne, Josh, Victoria, and Fareid all tied in second place.

Make today and tomorrow count with your votes! Thanks.

Hello everyone. Here are some events to expect this week.

Tuesday, March 30: Poetry Tip #4 will be posted. I’ll discuss punctuation and capitalization plus how words and lines can be designed and/or arranged to help enhance the impact and underscore the intent of your poem.

Tuesday night at 10:00 CST we’ll cut off voting for the March Word of the Month Poems.

Wednesday, March 31: March Hall of Fame Poets will be announced and the word of the month for April will be revealed. You don’t want to miss that!

Thursday, April 1: I’ll post the biographical information about this week’s guest, Nile Stanley. Nile is an author, teacher, poet, and performer. You’re going to enjoy his appearance on Friday.

Also, if anyone wants to post an April Fools Day poem in the comment section, that’s the day to do it.

Friday, April 2: My guest Nile Stanley will present some remarks and also share a “digi-poem” with us.

It promises to be a busy week so I hope you’ll join us.