Award Winning Poet and Author, Darren Sardelli


Making Poetry Cool For Young People Since 2004

Copyright © Darren Sardelli. All rights reserved.

Welcome to my world of Laugh-A-Lot Poetry! When I started writing poetry in college, I was afraid to show my poems to people. In fact, I had a really bad case of stage fright. If I had to do any type of public speaking, my hands would shake, my heart would race, and I'd talk faster than I could think. It wasn't a pretty sight. I never thought I'd be able to stand in front a crowd and share my poems with anyone. In 2004, after being published for the first time, a principal, on Long Island, invited me to her school. At first, I was extremely hesitant to go, but she convinced me to give it a shot. I spent 10 minutes in each classroom (reading my poems to her students) and was utterly blown away by how much they enjoyed my poetry! Every single class wanted to hear more of my poems. This experience gave me the confidence to visit more classrooms. As time passed on, I put together a program, Laugh-A-Lot Poetry, which has become extremely popular with students, educators, and parents. It baffles me, to this day, that English and Art were my worst 2 subjects in elementary school, middle school, high school, and believe it or not, college. I used to think English and Art were my greatest weaknesses, but, over time, I discovered that these 2 subjects are actually my greatest strengths. We never know what we're capable of until we try. So, I encourage each and every one of you to face one of your fears. As soon as you conquer it, you're going to realize how powerful you truly are!

Welcome to Darren Sardelli's world of

What if gum grew

on the sidewalk?
What if basketballs

were square?
What if

microscopic monkeys
built their houses

on your hair?
What if pumpkins

wore pajamas?
What if grizzly bears

could ski?
What a crazy, wacky, mixed up place
this world

would surely be!
Copyright © Darren Sardelli (All Rights Reserved)

Empowering students with humorous and whimsical poetry!

Artwork by Ryan Sloan