Nessa Morris (mom to aliens, librarian to the visually impaired, and kidlit writer)

March Madness Poetry

March Madness Poetry (a.k.a. #MMPoetry2013) is not your average poetry competition. Wait a minute, is there an average poetry competition?arch Madness 2013 Poetry Logo

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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Comments on: "March Madness Poetry" (4)

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  3. Good luck! Get an easy word! I remember reading these last year (the March Madness Poetry). It was a lot of fun!

  4. Thanks for the link to my essay. I appreciate it very much. “Children’s” poems? Another kind of poetry to write. This sounds like fun. As a new poet I keep finding there are new kinds of poetry.

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