April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate by reading or writing some poetry this month. I'm currently reading my way through Emily Dickinson's complete poems.
Verse Novels (also known as novels in verse or novems) are an exciting new take on poetry. Some of my favorites are:
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Love that Dog by Sharon Creech
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill.
I'm looking forward to reading Hate that Cat by Creech and Birds on a Wire: A Renga 'Round Town by J. Patrick Lewis and Paul B. Janeczko.