Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Here at the Chesapeake Public Library, we’re ready to put our poet hats on. Want to join in on the fun? There are a couple ways you can do so.
Are you a budding poet? Working on your latest masterpiece? Submit to our poetry contest!
The contest is open to grades K through adult. Works can be submitted between now and April 15th at any Chesapeake branch (sorry, no online submissions will be accepted). The winners will be announced on April 30th.
The winners will have their poem published in the library’s Fall publication The Loop.
Magnetic Poetry Challenge
April 2nd-8th: Haiku
(A haiku is a poem of 17 syllables: one line of five; one of seven; and one of five)
April 9th-15th: Acrostic
(Acrostic is a type of poem in which certain letters in each line form a word or words; for this challenge we’ll have a specific word ready and you make the poem from its letters)
April 16th-22nd: Free Style
(Free style is just as it implies- a poem not restricted to normal rules of meter and rhyme)
April 23rd-30th: Shakespearean Insult-a-Thon
(Come up with creative insults using our Shakespearean magnetic poetry)
Let staff know when you’ve created your poem and we’ll take a picture to post on our social media.
Get involved this National Poetry Month with the Chesapeake Public Library!