Before articles, short stories, and blog posts, I fell in love with poetry.
It started with a poetry book in the Childcraft book series my mom kept in our living room. I memorized poems by interestingly named writers like X.J. Kennedy, Judith Viorst, and Shel Silverstein. Then I’d recite them to anyone who would listen.
I mean, anyone.
Soon I started writing my own poems and improvising parodies to songs I heard on the radio. My song “Don’t Take the Squirrel” (a parody of “Don’t Take the Girl”) was particularly memorable.
April’s National Poetry Month, so I’m wondering if any of you would like to read a poem per day with me. I promise they won’t be by me. (You’re welcome.) I’ll just be curating and clicking “send.”
That’s right. Some email poetry for you every day in April. How does that sound? If you’re interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “I’m in! Send me poems!” I’ll add you to the email list.
And don’t worry, I won’t use your email address for any shady stuff. Just poems in April 2011.