It is the end of National Poetry Month today, and while I wrote not a single poem for the month, I have been busy chiseling away at my memoir-in-essays, which has its own sort of lyricism and poetic turns, and that totally counts, right? I have done much to celebrate poetry in April, however, giving … More April Showers
This week I am heading north to the big mitten for the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing. I am looking forward to giving a presentation on “Poetry as Worship, Poetry in Worship: Inviting Creativity into the Worship Experience” – and with a title like that, who could skip it, right? I’m also moderating … More Festival of Faith and Writing, Writing Process, and Writing Writing. Writing.
Tomorrow I’m going to Lydia’s kindergarten class to talk a little about poetry. Her teacher is pretty stinkin’ awesome at everything, but one of the things I love is that the kids typically have a poem homework assignment each week where they read and analyze the poem for syllables, sounds, and rhymes. Since it’s National … More Haiku for Kindergarteners