Monday, April 27, 2015

National Poetry Month: Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse

Hey Guys!

We’re sure that by now you know all about the big news…it’s NATIONAL POETRY MONTH!!!

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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?



Random Body Parts:Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse, written by Leslie Bulion and illustrated by Mike Lowery, incorporates witty and nimble verse about body parts paired with whimsical drawings that are both informative and fun!



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

Visit the Academy of American Poets  to download poems and get started
Add an poem to your email footer
Write a poem on the back of your business card
Text a poem to a friend
Visit Read.Write.Think for suggestions
Visit the 811 section of your library for books on poetry
Create artist trading cards, but add poems! And then trade with friends.

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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! 

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