March Madness Poetry (a.k.a. #MMPoetry2013) is not your average poetry competition. Wait a minute, is there an average poetry competition?
Much like March Madness basketball, #MMPoetry2013 uses brackets to pit poet against poet. Each poet 36 hours to write a kid’s poem using their assigned word. Poems are posted and it’s up to popular opinion to see who goes on to the next round.
Did I mention how much fun the contest is? To enter, you’ll need to fill out the “authlete” application that includes a short poem.
The Madness starts. The battle’s brought. The poet must not get distraught.
“An awful word,” the poet wails. “It does not suit poetic tales.”
“This word is gross and slimy, too.”
Oh, no! What should the poet do?
She grabs a paper, thinks a lot. It doesn’t help. Her word is “snot.”
Bring it on, authletes. Bring it on.
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- Forced Rhymes and How to Avoid Them (poetry4kids.com)