National Poetry Month is almost here, y'all!
Buds are on the trees. The air is spring spicy and I've got linguistic wanderlust. It's time for a poetry road trip. Virtual, of course.
During the 30 days of April, we'll visit each of our country's great states and their poets laureate. Okay -- some states are not great. I'm talking about the ones with a state candy and a state tree, but no state poet.
Look for my State of Poetry Wall of Shame on April 15. That's right, Tax Day. If you pay taxes (and I know you do), you deserve to have your own Poet Laureate.
We'll drive through each state as they were admitted to the union, starting in nearby Delaware and working our way to lovely Hawaii (Wall of Shame member. Seriously, Hawaii. Joy Harjo is right there!) Expect some surprises and April Fool's fun.
Pack your haiku-ing gear. I'm filling the tanka with gas. Meet you bright and early Thursday morning.