April is flying by, but there is still plenty of time for poetry tips from our Lee & Low poets! This one is from Anastasia Suen who has published a whole plethora of titles with Lee & Low, most in our Bebop imprint. Her works include What Do You See at the Pond?, Pencil Talk and Other School Poems, and Toddler Two/Dos Años.
“Poetry is spoken music, so it sounds best when it is read aloud. Most poets let you know when to pause by ending a line or using punctuation. Just read aloud to see how it flows. Then get dramatic. Poetry is meant to be performed.
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I invite students (of all ages) to participate in a poetry writing experiment I call EduHaiku. Write a haiku about what you learned in school that day and share with me on my EduHaiku blog or twitter. Happy writing!”
So start performing, and be sure to comment below to let us know how it goes!