Monday, May 23, 2016

DMC: "Jake + Kate" by Mindy Dolandis Gars

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Laura Shovan has challenged us to write persona poems this month. Click HERE for more details. You don't need to include the artwork that inspired your poem, but you are welcome to as long as I can properly attribute the artist/photographer.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, May 27th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fantastic new verse novel for middle grade readers:


  1. I love this honest and familiar voice, Mindy. Bonus points for fitting your words into a heart shape, as well!

  2. Aww, poor Kate! I wonder what Jake thinks? Maybe that can be Mindy's next poem...

  3. I like the feeling of experiencing the angst of young love.
    If I were attempting to make this lovely shape, I would probably mess up the typing & it'd become not a heart. Maybe a splat.

  4. Adorable! (I had a heart-shaped poem in THE LAST FIFTH GRADE but it was cut.)

  5. Great shape poem where voice pops out