A month … a year of poetry

May 5, 2022

Thank you for sharing this month of poetry. Poetry is quiet. Poetry roars. May poetry be part of many of your days this year.


Two closing thoughts …

“To say the right word is to change the world,” stated the philosopher, Paulo Freire,  recognizing the power of language to call attention to the pain caused by injustice and prejudice.  Poetry allows words to stand in all their beauty and strength, to reach minds and hearts, to become memorable, unforgettable, to resound where there is silence.

—Alma Flor Ada

Take a Poem,
It’s yours.
Choose one that cracks
Your heart open. 

 Take a poem.

—Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...