HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH


April is National Poetry Month and as always I try to attend as many poetry readings as I possibly can. When I taught high school I would also attend conferences and workshops for educators and poets. I have so many wonderful memories of those days. Another great activity this month is Poem in Your Pocket Day 2019 is on April 18 and is part of National Poetry Month. … Continue reading HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Poetess


I love the sound of poetisa, Spanish for female poet or poetess. In honor of Women’s History Month I must salute my favorite poetisas. I will focus on Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, and Julia Burgos. Emily Dickinson was first introduced to me in seventh grade. My teacher would have been classified as a spinster back then. She was in her late forties and not married. … Continue reading Poetess