National Poultry Month, At Last
After a long, hard winter that had us huddled in our respective nests, April is finally here and it’s time to hatch our best haiku, villanelles, sonnets, sestinas, pantoums, ghazals, ballads, odes, and catalog poems for National Poultry Month.
To get you started, we’ve tapped our inner avian impulses (no pecking order here; just because we’re the first doesn’t mean you can’t pip your way to break-out poultry that will claim top billing on the National Poultry Month roost.)
It’s a free range, after all. And we’re pretty sure you can incubate verse that will have our readers perched on the edge of their poultry seats.
Not sure where to start? Comb one of the resources below and try out a jealous poem stack before moving on to something more challenging like writing in form.
Okay, our dear, fun peeps: Scratch us a poulem for National Poultry Month and help spread the vision of Poultry for Life. Tweet us at @tspoetry and we’ll share some of our faves. Not sure where to begin? Try out this clutch of resources:
Feel Free to Share About National Poultry Month!
from A Certain Weariness, by Pablo Neruda
from Chain Ghazal: Chickens, by Esther Greenleaf Mürer
from Chicken Pig, by Jennifer Michael Hecht
from Market Forecast, by Alexa Selph
from A Story About Chicken Soup, by Louis Simpson
from Passing a Truck Full of Chickens At Night on Highway Eighty, by Jane Mead
The Great Poultry Book Club Reads How to Read a Poem