Tag: National Poetry Month

Poet: Susan Budig

Susan Budig (in her own words): “I am not a full-time writer, but I work freelance in writing as much as I want. I am a full-time primary care parent. I still have three kids at home and in school.My business card identifies me…

Favorite Poem: “The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner”

An exceptional poem leaves an imprint on the reader. My college professor read this poem to the class, and after many years, I still remember it—vividly. When I started teaching, I had language arts/history blocks. I used poetry to supplement the American history text,…

Poet: A.F. Stewart

A.F. Stewart is from Nova Scotia, Canada. She works part time as a writer, hoping for full time, and pays the bills with various other jobs. She is a very prolific and talented writer. Find out more about her and her books on the…

Favorite Poem: “We Real Cool”

“We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks THE POOL PLAYERS.  SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. Daily Response: This is a great poem to…

Poet: Sara Pounds

Sara Pounds lives in Florida. I met her when she was in the sixth grade; I was her language arts teacher. I am so proud of her writing and wanted to share a poem that she posted on Facebook recently. I feel an uncertainty about…

Young Poet #2: Tyler Frost

Bio: Tyler Frost is currently a senior at Assumption High School in Wisconsin Rapids and will be attending Marquette University in the fall with a plan to major in Theater and English.  He enjoys the the arts, good conversation, and taking walks.   Ones Depressed    by Tyler Frost                                     What does one feel…

Young Poet #1: Christina Hedges

Bio: Christina Hedges was born on April 17, 1995 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She currently attends Batavia High School (Batavia, Ohio) as a freshman. She enjoys playing guitar, clarinet and creating music from her heart, as well as creating works of literature.   “Your Lovely Dreams”…