We’re sure that by now you know all about the big news…it’s
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!!
All of April has been a wonderful celebration of alliteration
and assonance, metaphor and meter, voice and verse. With the month almost at
its end, Poem in your Pocket Day is fast approaching! Do you have your
#pocketpoem folded up and ready to go?
Well, seeing how such
an exciting day is headed our way, we here at Peachtree Publishers thought why
not introduce our poetic present?
Bulion makes learning a game as each poem poses a puzzle in
verse (with a sly wink and a nod to Shakespeare) and provides hints for
uncovering the body part in question.
This book is not simply heads, shoulders, knees, and toes
though. Sidebars further educate readers about the anatomical subject in question,
while appended notes offer a crash course on poetic form and a few facts about
the Shakespearean works that inspired the verses.
Why not pick up a copy of Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse from your local bookseller or local library and make your Poem in a Pocket Day both educational and fun? Here are
some creative ideas to get you started!
Poem in your
Pocket Day Ideas
Add an poem to your email footer
Write a poem on the back of your business card
Text a poem to a friend
Have fun, take plenty of pictures, and don't forget to use the hashtags #pocketpoem and #ppsquared2015 (Peachtree Publishers Pocket Poems) to tag your photos on Twitter and Instagram. Be sure to get creative and share your favorite poems all around!
Labels: Leslie Builion, Mike Lowery, poem in your pocket day, poetry, Random Body Parts