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Madness Poetry 2021

May 10, 2021

Poetry…the best form of expression ever. And I’m privileged to be included in this years Madness Poetry competition, where 64 selected “authletes” battle over the next three weeks to rise to the top of the bracket by winning the votes of teachers, students, fellow poets, and the community.

My first round will be posted tomorrow evening at 5 pm Eastern time, where my effort will be put up against the musing of the fabulous Lill Pluta, a poet I’ve written with for a few years. She’s a great writer and poet and I just can’t wait till I see her poem appear. That’s the real fun in this, that we meet on a common word selected by Ed DeCaria, the Madness Poet magnate, who has run this competition for years. I’ve been lucky to participate in previous years (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017). Always so much fun.

I hope you will visit the poets and their efforts through the competition, and enjoy the chaotic and edge-of-your-seat voting as poets rise in the ranks to write even more challenging and fun poems for children.

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