Best National Poetry Month and ACE Poetry Contest With Lots of New Poetry Fans
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Alpha Public Schools, assisted by Martha Sessums (for spelling purposes only)
April. What a month. When it’s National Poetry Month, it always lasts more than 30 days. That’s because the schools and Learning Venters in the ACE Poetry Contest can take their time. Writing poetry is not easy. Judging poetry isn’t easy either.
What is easy is enjoying poetry, which we have recently. Congratulations to all the poets and contest winners. You are amazing. Awesome. Brilliant.
Thanks to the teachers who taught the styles and techniques of poetry, and the students who were inspired. One student was so inspired she wants to enter a lot of poetry contests. There are plenty out there.
Thanks also to the ACE Poetry Contest Mascots. Chupe and Cronos from San Francisco International High School. Violet from Oakland International High School. And Thor from Oxford Day Academy. Plus me, representing the great Alpha Public Schools.
But I have a special thanks to my inspiration this year – Lucy Rose. Wait until next year. Lucy will be writing her own baby poems.
So enjoy the rest of the year, and remember to treat yourself to a poem. And if you’re like me – a dog – hope you get some beef treats too. See you in April 2019.