In case you, like me, missed Sylvia Vardell's fantastic series of clips from the ALA Poetry Blast (organized and hosted by Marilyn Singer and Barbara Genco), I'm posting links here. She shared the text of Marilyn's lovely introduction for each poet along with a brief video clip to give you a taste of the work presented. Brilliant!
I last posted links to Sylvia's posts about Nikki Grimes, Mike Artell, and Tracie Vaughn Zimmer.
Here are the final three!
Marilyn Singer – Marilyn is a fabulous poet and the co-organizer/host of the ALA Poetry Blast. Here, she reads several very brief animal pair poems (I'm assuming they're couplets and can't wait to track this book down!) from Twosomes!
Janet Wong – Janet, another fabulous poet, is also co-editor of the premiere children's poetry e-book, Poetry Tag Time. Here she reads her poem from that anthology.
Alan Katz – Sublimely silly poet Alan reads a wonderful poem called, "The English Teacher."
All these clips are very short. Hope you'll find a few minutes to visit the posts and learn more about poets you might not know or just experience the joy of watching and listening to skilled word-wranglers share their work!
The Poetry Friday Round-Up is with Irene at Live. Love. Explore!