Happy Poetry Friday
This week's round-up is hosted by the lovely and talented Irene Latham at Live Your Poem. Please stop by and soak up some beauty, especially her Artspeak series. Your soul will thank you.
I wish I could have slowed April down. National Poetry Month is so rich it's hard to take it all in. My growing digital journal of snippets, words, prompts, drafts and images is at 50 slides and my old-fashioned paper journal is fuller too.
I have great material and ideas to go back to later. I'd thought I'd share wows that helped me learn and grow.
National Poetry Month Wows
|I gather craft ideas, advice and encouragement from these blogs. The Poem Farm and No Water River are spectacular. I have many drafts of first lines and ideas that started there. Today's Little Ditty has excellent interviews --don't miss B.J. Lee. It's like a writing class for rondel in a blog post.|
|I have fallen in love with The Skinny. Drafts above are not true skinnies. However, the number of lines and the built in repetition was a great template for drafting. Fun!|
|These two books are wows! Sketch Book Dares (Abrams 2017) was given to me by a sweet friend. I am having a creative blast sketching--which has provided many oasis moments. Outside of her book, author/illustrator Laura Lee Gulledge's blogs/websites are inspiring as well. I'm still celebrating being included on Team Imperfect. I received my author's copy this week. What a beautiful anthology. Tabatha Yeatts has really out done herself.|
|Of all the poetry subscriptions out there....these are my steadfast and dependable buddies. I get variety of genre, audience, style and inspiration daily.|
|Poetry was in the news a LOT this month. I perused articles, listed to radio spots and interviews. My pinterest Poetry board grew! I love being able to have these pieces save for future reference.|
What are your Poetry Month '18 WOWs? Will you share--Please?