October 2017

Write Something Spooky to Share

One, two, he's after you... You could use this format or any that you like to create your own Halloween poem this year. You could make it an annual tradition among family and friends to write the creepiest Halloween poem and see who comes up with the scariest, the funniest, the goriest... You could even make up some awards to give out! Dress up to read your poems out loud for even more fun.

Poems for a Cozy October Evening

A crisp, cool fall night, some cider, maybe some apple slices and caramel dip or some marshmallows roasting over a fire... Doesn't that sound amazing? You can make the night even cozier with a good selection of fall poetry. Pinterest is a great source for fall poems if you're looking for some autumn pieces. Some are just quotes but many are longer pieces you can read together by the fire.

Out of Wonder

Do you love poetry? Maybe you know some youths who enjoy poems, or you're teaching them about poetry in general. Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander is a great resource of poetry to use when you explore the subject. It's a gorgeous picture book that displays poems by famous poets such as William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost in full, two-page spreads alongside beautiful watercolors.

Halloween Poems

As Halloween rolls around, you may be thinking about how to celebrate your love of the holiday through poetry. As it turns out, there are lots of ways to celebrate! Here are just a few of them.

Grab a book of Halloween poems and read them to kids, a retirement center, a hospital or assisted living facility.

Write Halloween poems and include them in treat bags. Send them to neighbors ("BOO" them with kindness!) or give them out on Halloween.