Tuesday, May 4, 2010

National Poetry Month Mini-Challenge Winners

So, I threw down the gauntlet in the last two weeks of April and challenged POC Reading Challenge participants to celebrate National Poetry Month by posting about poets of color. I know, it was last minute, but we got several really interesting posts out of it! Click here to check out the participating posts.

I also decided to award two participants with a book written by a poet of color. Here are my randomly-chosen winners and the posts that earned them a book of poetry:

Entry #2 - Jess at Stone-Bow wrote up a list of some of her favorite poets of color and provided links for more information on their work. Jess chose The Book of Light by Lucille Clifton as her prize.

Entry #6 - Karen at GHHS Library wrote up a post about Marilyn Nelson's verse biographies, which sound like really interesting books. Karen chose Burnt Sugar: Contemporary Cuban Poetry in English and Spanish as her prize.

Thanks so much to everyone who participated! I really enjoyed learning more about the fantastic poetry written by persons of color.

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