Welcome to Poetry Friday! Linda at TeacherDance is hosting us. She is sharing a poem about kindness by Danusha Laméris. After the events of her week, she invites to collaborate on our own kindness poem.
In January, I started a subscription for the Two Sylvia's Weekly Muse through Two Sylvia's Press. Each Sunday, an email appears with a new prompt, writing exercises, plus Q and A. The also include places to submit your work which is usually connected to the one of the prompts. For the cost of four lattes a month, this has been a game changer for my writing life.
This is a post about "if at first you don't succeed.
In January, there was a prompt about rivers. The About A Place Journal was open for submissions with a river theme. I dove into the work of writing "Safe Zone" and submitted it. Turns out that this journal didn't take my poem. However, Written Tales was taking poems about "The Human Condition". Today, a copy Of Written Tales, vol. VIII arrived in the mail with "Safe Zone" in it. A bonus is that my friend, Moe Phillips, also has a poem in it the volume.
Winners of Poetry Books
Anne Irza-Leggat, Candlewick Press, has graciously offered to send copies of the four poetry books by the authors I interviewed in April. Here are the winners:
Winner of Where I Live by Paul B Janezcko: Mary Lee Hahn
Winner of The Dream Train by Sean Taylor: Patricia J. Franz
Winner of Soccer Queens by Charles R. Smith: Denise Krebs
Winner of Trees: Haiku from Roots to Leaves by Sally M. Walker: Margaret Simon.
Please email me your addresses so Ane can send the books out.
Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink is hosting Poetry Friday along with sharing the wonderful exchange of New Year Postcards. Which is a co-inky-dink as I am sharing as well. (Just as a poem sunburst)
Something I am curious(my 2023 OLW) about this year is what it feels like to submit more poems with intention. I am trying to live by the idea that if you never submit, you'll never get published.
I discovered Southern Arizona Press recently which publishes several anthologies a year. They had a call for love poems and one of mine was accepted along with poetry friend, Moe Phillips.
I also found out that another poem and two photos will be in the upcoming volume 13 of the Poeming Pigeon in the fall, 2023,
And with submitting, you get those rejection notices. Which happened recently.
Keep submitting is my mantra. If you follow Jane Yolen on social media, she frequently speaks of wins and rejections.
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing