Anyone want to play poetry with us?
Hello! Hello! I had such a great writing day! I met with Polkadot Witch and we talked about life and writing and then we wrote! You can check out our process, our prompts and our freewrites at fertile ground
We also have news! Every year, or every few months, I email my local poet friends and try to garner enough warm bodies to form a weekly or bi-weekly poetry group. It usually works for awhile, then someone moves away, or we all get busy, or have babies, you know...
This year, after I sent out my usual email, I thought, hey! why not a virtual poetry group? So I crossed the Hudson River (virtually) and twisted pdw's arm (not really) and we created poem.
Please join us. It's a different sort of poetry site. Each month we will read a poem by a well-known or lesser-known poet, then discuss for a week. The next week we will write from a prompt based on the poem (and maybe other poems like it). The next week we'll have everyone post links to their poems, and the final week, well, it's a poetry free-for-all.
Truth-be-told, I also really miss being in the academic world and discussing poetry. I'm hoping poem. will fill that need, too. Not to mention it would be certain divorce if I suggested to my husband that I might want to go back to school for my doctorate in poetry (which I would so love to do), because I'm not even done paying for grad school.
There! All the news that's fit to print. We hope you'll play poetry with us!