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Road Trip Wednesday #176: Sister I'm a Poet

Welcome to our 176th Road Trip Wednesday!

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

We'd love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link - or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week's Topic: April is National Poetry Month! Share your favorite poem(s) or poet.

Road Trip Song of the Week: Benedict Cumberbatch reads John Keats' Ode to a Nightengale (you're welcome)

Next Week: In our Bookmobile selection this month, Debra Driza's MILA 2.0, the main character discovers she's an android trained to obey orders. We want to know: What other human-like robots (or robot-like humans?) have you enjoyed in books, TV, or movies?

And don't forget, you can join in a live chat with Debra Driza to talk MILA 2.0 Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm PST/9pm EST!

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  1. Here's mine. Without my favourite poem, I'd never have written my first novel—I love it that much!

  2. Here's mine - it's a little tongue-in-cheek; I'm not very versed in poetry.

  3. Here's mine, wish I had a better memory! (But I did better than Benedict Cumberbatch for poetry readers.) ;)

  4. Road Trip! Whoo-hoo!!! If you're ready to visit Savannah and read Thomas and Silverstein, click here.

  5. My answer. Had to think about this one :)

  6. I don't have a blog, but I couldn't resist answering this one. I was a poet long before I was a prose writer, and I'll be a poet until the day I die. (Cue sentimental music)

    I mean, obviously, Poe. His prose works are awesome, but you can never beat "The Raven"...or "Dream Land." I love quite a few poems by Robert Frost--"Nothing Gold Can Stay" is one that has a dear place in my heart, and then there's "Acquainted With the Night," which is the theme poem of my WIP right now. (And yes. I have theme poems. I'm that cool. ;)) And anything by Emily Dickinson is Pure Awesome; "I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died" is one of my particular favorites. Anything by Langston Hughes. Obviously. And oh! "The Tyger," by William Blake! I love that one! And I totally adore sonnets, no matter who writes them. "Ozymandias," by Shelley, is one of my favorites.

    Yeah, I'm a bit of a poem hoarder. I've got more, but you all can go click links now. ;)

  7. My Candle's burning at both ends.
    It shall not last the night.
    But oh, my foes and ah, my friends,
    It makes a lovely light.
    Dorothy Parker

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