A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the ability to remember the story of every scar.
Welcome! The Poetry Friday round-up is here -- looking forward to seeing your poetry posts!
Today we're celebrating the release of IMPERFECT, poems about mistakes for middle schoolers. We're also having a mistake party on the TEAM IMPERFECT blog. Bring your melty ice cream cake that you almost tossed in the bin and wear your shirt that turned pink in the laundry. Somebody accidentally delivered a giant butter statue in the shape of a frog and I don't know where it's really supposed to go (a herpetology convention?). Looks like we're having froggy butter with our bread and bagels!
In addition to our virtual parties, we're giving away real-world kintsugi kits! Both here and at TEAM IMPERFECT (The one here is silver and the one at TI is gold...you can try for either or both.) The deadline for the giveaways is May 4. Just leave a comment or drop me a line.
Why kintsugi? We have it on the cover of IMPERFECT...Kat Apel wrote this poem from the text of our cover reveal:
by Kat Apel
with liquid gold,
displayed with pride;
An off-the-cuff limerick for imperfect poets:
There once was a mistake-making poet
whose persistence was truly heroic
every word she'd misspell
made her feel so unwell
her stomach moaned that she wasn't more stoic
Do you Pin? Here's the Pinterest board for IMPERFECT.
Please leave your link below!