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Monday, March 28, 2011

Children's Poem In You Pocket Poetry Contest

You Travel a Path on Paper 

You travel a path on paper
and discover you're in a city
you only thought about before.
It's a Sunday marketplace. Parakeets and finches
are placed on the stones
and poppies in transparent wrapping
How can you be where you never were? 
And how did you find the way -- with your mind
your only measure?

-Fanny Howe, from Poem in Your Pocket For Young Kids (Amulet)
Are you a poet and nobody knows it?

Our children’s department is having a poetry contest open to kids grade K - 12. In celebration of National Poetry Month, every day during April we will select one poem to post on the blog and in our children’s department. 

Here's how to enter!

  1. Stop by the children’s department to pick up your “pocket” to write your poem on. You can write it yourself or ask your parents for help. 
  2. Drop your poem in our drop box on the desk in the children's department 
  3. Check the blog every day in April to see if your poem is the poem of the day!

On the last day we will post the remaining submissions. So EVERYONE who enters has a chance to see their poem in print! We will also have a raffle at the end of the month to win a copy of 
Published in conjunction with The Academy of American Poets
selected by Bruno Navasky

And don't forget! All POETRY BOOKS are 20% off during April!

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