Sunday, April 05, 2009
Groovin' on a Sunday Afternoon
Yesterday I attended the Boston National Poetry Month Festival, which was a marathon poetry reading featuring more than 50 poets and several open-mic participants. What can I say, it was a great day for local poets. Such a wide range of talent from the greater Boston area.
Hope you have an equivelent event in your neck of the woods.
And today, I took the kids to see Monsters vs. Aliens. I was a little apprehensive about it because it's rated PG and my kids are under 6. But gosh darnit, it's being marketed to kids everywhere. Turns out the rating had to do with some of the dark space scenes, which look fantastic but might be scary for young kids, and some potty humor. Ella did get a little scared during the space scenes, but both Alex and Ella loved the movie.
Of course, McDonald's had the tie-in promotional toys so we got Happy Meals--the biggest ripoff of all.
Are you enjoying all of the National Poetry Month (NPM) activities where you live or on the blogosphere? If you are participating in some sort of poem-a-day challenge, are you keeping up?
Surprisingly, I'm back in the mix. I've written six poem in the past week, so keeping pace has been not been a problem for me.
My biggest fear is that I take time off from the challenge, like I did in '08, only to find myself unable to write anything for the rest of the year. This year, however, the prompts and NPN activities have kept me going.