#MMPoetry 2014: Join the Madness!

Welcome to “March Madness” poetry-style hosted by  Ed DeCaria of Think, Kid, Think!  This event brings poetry to kids in a creative way.

According to the website, MMPoetry is “A mini-version of The Hunger Games – poets duking it out, rising to victory or falling in defeat, until one bruised and battered poet emerges victorious! Ouch!”

I’m honored to be one of the 64 poets from around the world chosen to participate in this event.  I’ll be in good company.  Famed children’s authors Shutta Crum of Ann Arbor and Jane Yolen (known as the Hans Christian Andersen of America) will also participate.  Actually, I should say I’m a little bit intimidated 😉  Although the word I chose to describe my feelings going into this is “aflutter.”

I would say the highlight is that 126 new children’s poems will be completed in only 21 days.  Wow!  And now classrooms around the country will help in the voting process for a chance to win 50 new children’s poetry books for their classroom.  How cool is that?

Here’s how it works.  Two poets face off against each other, each given a word of varying difficulty to include in a newly created children’s poem.  Adding to the madness, each poet only gets 36 hours to create each new poem.

Want to join the madness?  Follow the event on twitter or go directly to the website and participate in the public vote.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anne
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 02:48:27

    This is so exciting Angie. You are a talented poet and I know you will do very well. I can’t wait to hear all about it.

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