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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Announcing the Poetry Month Celebration
I've been thinking about this for a long time, and I've decided to just go ahead and do it. I am going to host a Poetry Month Celebration here all during April, which is National Poetry Month in the US (and in Canada, I believe). I love poetry, but for many years I did not -- I thought poetry was scary and difficult and unapproachable. I think a lot of people still feel that way, so with this event, I want you to help me by spreading the poetry love, or trying to feel some poetry love, or even getting your first taste of poetry.
What will this celebration involve? Well, seeing that this is me, you won't be at all surprised to hear that I'm going to host a giveaway during the first week, giving away some little books of poetry. And I'll be posting something myself about poetry each week. I'll also create a poetry-related blog tag that you can fill out on your own blog, and do a link-up thing for that when April gets here. But I also need contributions from YOU!
What sorts of contributions? Anything poetry-related! You can do as many or as few posts as you like. You can declare ahead of time what you want to write about, or you can stop by during the month and say, "Hey, I just posted this poetry thing..." I have created a new page to hold the ideas for (and eventually links to) all the posts, and you can comment either there or here with ideas, suggestions, and post links :-) It'll basically be like a month-long blogathon.
Some ideas to get you started: you could post about a specific poem, some info on a particular poet, a review of a poetry collection, your own original poetry, or something else you dream up!
And if you're excited about this event, do please share one of the buttons on your blog :-)