There are so many people who loooove writing and reading poetry of all styles.
So thought I would just promote some blogs that I follow where the blogger/author/poet has created a 2012 poem writing challenge. These are in no particular order of importance – all are great.
Green Tea Haiku.
If you love Haiku please visit Green Tea Haiku.
Submissions for April are open now.
To find out submission details, and the topics for April and May, please visit:
Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com Submissions close on the 28th of each month and issues will be available on the last day of each month.
Details of the online course ‘Mastering Haiku’ can be found at: http://haikupoetry.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/green-tea-haiku-march.pdf
Haiku Haven created by John Malone
John has created a Haiku Haven page on his blog. This is a haven for haiku lovers to post their haiku. No competitions here, just a place to rest your haiku – and comment if you wish.
As John states: A haven is a place of shelter, a refuge, and this is what this blog will be: an asylum for the little poems that get lost amongst the big ones and are anyway rarely read in the dominant world of prose.
John is building up quite a nice gallery of haiku
The Poetry Challenge
Corey Booth’s Friday Poetry Challenge.
Every two weeks Corey will be holding a contest called “The Poetry Challenge” which will let anyone who wants to get involved show off their poem writing abilities.
On the Friday Corey will post a title or theme of which the contestants must base their poem on. Contestants must then post their poems or the link to their poems in the comment section below the post. On the following Friday Corey will choose his favourite three and then ask his WordPress followers to pick their favourite poem.
More information at:
April’s Poem a Day Challenge – created by Robert Brewer
Poeming begins April 1 and runs through May 1 (to account for time differences in other parts of the world–and yes, poets all over the world participate).
The main purpose of the challenge is to write poems, but Robert will also choose his favourite poems of the month from poets who submit up to 5 poems by May 5 to his e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: My April PAD Submission. He will make selections by August 8, and they’ll be announced on his blog.
More info at:
OR via his website http://robertleebrewer.blogspot.com.au/
No doubt there are oodles of other on-line poetry challenges out there, but these are a start. The first three are run by fellow Australian poets. There are some lovely poems published on these sites.
Haiku poetry online
Apart from the above blogs promoting other poets to ‘hang’ their poems on their blogs, there are of course many poets who publish their own beautiful haiku and other poetic styles on their sites. Beautiful photographs accompany many of these. These are just a few poets
Graham Nunn’s blog: http://anotherlostshark.com/
Poetry by Gabrielle Bryden
Poetry by Cynthia Louise and Dean J Baker http://lesplaisirssimplesdelavie.wordpress.com/
AND if you know of any more, feel free to add in the comment section.
But before you go – OPEN MIC SECTION IN BRISBANE
If you live in Brisbane or nearby regions, you might want to share your poems with an appreciative audience at the monthly Speedpoets event. I have been there, and the audience is very supportive towards fellow poets. A great atmosphere.
More details at:
I hope you are having an inspirational 2012.