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Poetry Contest Entries Due Today!

Write and submit a poem and go for the gold, silver, or bronze! There are four age categories: grades 1-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-12, and adults. Submissions must include the name, phone number, and age category of the writer. We ask that each writer submit no more than three poems. Submissions must be dropped off at the library or emailed to fchoate@winfield.lib.il.us by Saturday, July 2 at 5:00 p.m.

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July 2, 2016 at 9:36 am Leave a comment

Sign Up for Blackout Poetry

001Blackout Poetry
Friday, April 10
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Find the poetry in everyday objects during National Poetry Month. We’ll provide books for you to tear apart, and you’ll create new poems by blacking out some words to leave only your poem behind. Grades 7-12. Click here to register.

March 16, 2015 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

New Books

Here are some new books that just went on the shelf today. To amuse myself, I decided to write what they’re about in haiku form. Enjoy.
 

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Just like this haiku,
“Glimpse” is told in poem form.
Let it break your heart.

The Enemy by Charles Higson

Under age sixteen?
Better run from the zombies!
Hope you will survive.

Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

Moved to an island;
discovered buried secrets
and mythic creatures.

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Futuristic world.
Should he rescue shipwrecked girl
or break ship for cash?

The Daughters by Joanna Philbin

Three New York best friends.
Didn’t ask to be famous,
but their parents are.

The Secret to Lying by Todd Mitchell

Lies will make James cool,
but at his new boarding school,
they’ll catch up to him.

The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Modern Rapunzel.
Can she escape from studies
to discover life?

   

July 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment

Put a Poem in Your Pocket

National Poetry Month continues, and April 29 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day! 

Why not celebrate improv comedy style?  Put a few lines of poetry in your pockets and read them out during a totally unrelated conversation, or just casually drop a few lines on someone at random.  Impress your crush with lines from some lovely love poetry, or crack up your friends with a limerick or two. Find poems on every subject, like nature, love, and even sharks, at www.poets.org.

And of course, don’t forget, if your pocket isn’t big enough to contain your love of poetry, come to the library and check out a book written completely in poem form.  Don’t forget, we’ve got a list of books in verse right here on the blog.

April 28, 2010 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Book Spine Poems

April is National Poetry Month, so find your inspiration this month anywhere you can!  Check out these two poems I created using book spines. 

Alright, fine! I admit it! I’m addicted to book spine poetry.  There are four more poems after the jump.  Check them out, then feel free to come to the library and add your own poem to our display. (more…)

April 15, 2010 at 9:01 am 5 comments


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