ROMP is at Oklahoma City University today for the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English conference. The spring conference focuses on poetry, and Pulitzer Prize winning poet Tracy Smith and Oklahoma’s Poet Laureate Nathan Brown are both here today. At my booth, people are finding out about Peggy the Personification Pig, the Altar of Alliteration, and all things ROMP in honor of National Poetry Month.
Students and teachers are beginning to fill up my Poetry Banner (it’s not a bed sheet). The photos are of what has been written so far. NOTE: The young student who wrote “IDK” asked if it was okay to write that, and I told him, as long as you make it stand for something else than it normally does. He was quick with his response, and it’s awesome!