Many of you will remember the poetry readathon that I ran during November and part of December 2018 and part of January this year. The readathon comprised of a selection of five questions that were answered by each participating poet as well as the sharing of one of their poems. I also read and reviewed a number of poetry books by participating poets.
The idea behind the readathon was to introduce poetry lovers to poetry bloggers and published poets and I think it was very successful. I enjoyed watching our poetry family engaging with one another and meeting new friends.
I have decided to run it again this year and am inviting interested poets to please email me. This year I would like to publish a poem with special meaning by each participating poet and the reasons as to why they wrote this particular poem and why it has special meaning for them.
I will be reviewing the following poetry books over this period:
- Reflections: Poems, Songs and Muses by author, song writer and poet Kevin Cooper;
- Short & not always Sweet by poet Dorinda Duclos
- Dizzyrambin Imaginings: A Collection of Poetic Musings by G.J. Griffith
- The New Asylum: a memoir of psychiatry (Poetry Memoir Book 3) by Frank Prem
I would like to read and review four more poetry books.
I also have the following three poets participating with a poem as detailed above and I will feature one of their books, if they have one:
I would like to feature five more poets.
If you would like to participate, please email me through my contacts page.
If you would to join my poetry sharing group on Facebook, you will find it here: Poetry sharing group
Can you? a poem
Can you trust your eyes
really believe what they see
or is it only
an illusion or cheap trick
behind which the real truth lurks
Written for Colleen Chesebro’s weekly poetry challenge which you can join in here: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/10/15/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-145-photoprompt-2/