What more can you ask for in a person?
But what less can you accept?
My mission is to inspire kids to embrace these four values. My personal medium is poetry, which you’ll find peppered throughout this space. I hope that you enjoy it, and, if you like it, share it. Mostly, though, I encourage you to reach out to kids in your own way. If we really expect them to lead the world someday, they are going to need a lot of HELP.
Think, Kid, Think! is intended for a general audience. Since its launch, TKT has been visited by grade-schoolers, grandparents, and everyone in between. You will find poems, rants, statistics, infographics, videos, and more — really anything that triggers a laugh, feeling, thought, or action, and inspires you to spread it into the real world.
Here is a sample of some of the more popular TKT posts:
Madness! Writing 126 New Children’s Poems in 21 Days
New Poem: The Fort Pitt Tunnel
Poetry Friday: Findability, Discoverability, and Marketing
(Guest Post at KatieDavis.com) The Inception of Madness
Are The First Lines of Kids’ Poems Memorable?
Poemetrics, Part 1
Top 10 Worst Poem Ideas for Kids
10 Writing Tips From My Junk Drawer
Poets Are Out Of Touch And/Or Kids Don’t Have a Clue, Part 1
About Our Contributors
- My name is Ed DeCaria.
- I look pretty much like this, depending on when I last got a haircut.
- I write poems for kids.
- I (work with talented engineers and designers to) create software products for a living.
- I explore the connection between products and poetry on my product::poetry Tumblr.
- I also write about baseball here and there.
- My name is Charles Mund.
- I am Ed’s nocturnal alter ego.
- I do the dirty work here at TKT — site management, plugin testing, copy editing, etc.
- I haven’t seen sunlight since June 6, 1998, when a fire alarm forced me from my garden apartment from 1:14-1:20pm.
- I have no memory of this picture. I suspect something criminal.