Sweet Sixteen? How About Sweet 16,000!

The Regional Finals for March Madness Poetry 2013 are underway! Eight authletes are competing to reach The Final Four; all contests will be decided by Tuesday night, and YOUR VOTE COUNTS. Visit the Live Scoreboard or go directly to any of the four matchups from this slider:

  • March Madness Kids' Poetry Tournament
  • March Madness Kids' Poetry Tournament
  • March Madness Kids' Poetry Tournament
  • March Madness Kids' Poetry Tournament


Our authletes have put on quite a show to date, having written 112 poems in just 11 days through the first three rounds of the tournament. Though their styles and subject choices have been diverse, the one common thread has been the astounding quality of their work. Despite being “poetry under pressure” — tricky words, ticking clock, tough critics — they have succeeded in producing genuinely compelling poems for kids. Whether you’re in the mood for something funny or emotional or intellectual or energizing, there is something here for everyone.

March Madness Poetry fans have put on a show of their own, having now cast 16,000 votes for their favorite poems!

What are YOU waiting for?

Join the madness …

AND ONE MORE THING: For those who have been reading and voting all along, you can recognize and reward this year’s authletes by backing this Kickstarter project to create a book containing all 126 #MMPoetry 2013 poems, and a set of remixable flashcards and a board game to boot! Check it out!

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