Madness! Poetry Tournament Starts NOW

Sunday night I was given the word “bearing,” along with 36 hours to compose a children’s poem containing that word. My opponent had the same opportunity.

Check out our competing poems here.

Now, starting at 10:15AM this morning, adults and kids from around the country can VOTE on their favorite to see who proceeds in this year’s Madness! Poetry tournament, “the largest children’s poetry tournament ever conceived.”


All of this is an effort to let 7500+ kids throughout the country know that poetry is relevant, fun, and alive! So what can you do?

  1. Read the competing poems.
  2. Have an opinion! Which do you prefer? Vote!
  3. Enroll your classroom in voting. If you have students, have them share their opinions with the class. Which do they like better and why? There will be 129 poems in this competition, all available for free, as the rounds continue through the end of March.
  4. Share! Share the news in person and online! FREE POEMS! EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

And have fun šŸ™‚

Happy March (Poetry) Madness, everyone šŸ™‚


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