Sad news: ALA has decided not to include the fabulous Poetry Blast in 2012 at their annual convention. Marilyn Singer and Barbara Genco have always worked so hard to put on this amazing event (which I featured video clips from in several recent Poetry Friday posts).
On a happier note, I just read and loved Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word (Roaring Book Press) by Bob Raczka. Fabulous! What a great premise: take a one-word title and create a poem using ONLY the letters from that one word.
Here's one of my favorites:
–Bob Raczka, all rights reserved
Poem Starter: Give a squeezed poem a try. I'm going to! I suspect it might take several tries to find one word you can get enough other words out of. But that's going to be the fun part. I'm going to try destination, caveman, and glacier.
The Poetry Friday roundup today is at Secrets and Sharing Soda. Enjoy!