Sunday, January 27, 2008

Blog Poetry Slam



From Deborah Oak's blog

Let poetry bless the blogosphere once again!

WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading

WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2008

WHERE: Your blog

WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid, aka Groundhog Day

HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favorite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.

RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on my blog. Last year when the call went out there was more poetry in cyberspace than I could keep track of. So, link to whoever you hear about this from and a mighty web of poetry will be spun.

Feel free to pass this invitation on to any and all bloggers.

Thank you, Reya, for beginning what is now an annual event.


You're welcome, Oak. I'm thrilled this event has been so popular. Special thanks go the knitters. They're the people who made this event work so well the first year. Poetry on Feb. 2? YES. Count on it.

22 comments:

Jane said...

Hooray! I'll be there!

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Ooh, what a cool idea. Assuming I remember, I'll be there.

Love, love, love that wonderful photo. It is beyond stunning.

d. chedwick bryant said...

How did you ...the photo...I can't figure it out...

I will post a poem on Feb 2.

Rebecca Clayton said...

I love this! I'll be there with my black turtleneck and beret!

Reya Mellicker said...

Jane and Rebecca - didn't I "meet" you two because of the first blog poetry event? I know I met you, Jane, through the poetry.

Ched, the pic is the hood of a silver car. The wave is where the hood slopes upwards. Forget what kind of car it was.

Thank you!

Steve said...

Woo hoo! I already know what I'm going to post! :)

Velvet said...

Wow, it will be my third! I will get my ducks in a row and get my poem ready.

Lynne said...

GORGEOUS photo!

kimy said...

I'll be there!! I'm all for celebrating st brigid - one of the guardians of healing. thanks for spreading the word!

another magical picture!

dennis said...

Dennis will be posting a poem about the importance of CATs. Dennis may have to post several Cat poems.

Barbara said...

I love mid-winter poetry. I stayed up way too late last night looking through my old and new poetry books. I always seem to come back to Billy Collins. I'll post something on Feb. 2. Meanwhile I put out the announcement on my Blog.

Frankly, Scarlett said...

You know it!

Anonymous said...

I like Billy Collins a lot, but plan to post something by a poet called anonymous.

IntangibleArts said...

aww MAN...
Now you've done it.

You're gonna send me back into those dusty notebooks of mine from the '80s... AIN'T NOBODY need that kind of abuse.

.....jeez, i think i even know where some of 'em ARE..... ooh...

--Deb said...

Excellent! I'll be there again this year! On two blogs, in fact.

www.chappysmom.com
www.punctualityrules.com

fillyjonk said...

I'll be there! Yay!

http://fillyjonk.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Thanks for starting the annual Groundhog Day poetry slam! This is my third year, posting the same poem each year which seems to speak to me more and more every year. I have to tell you that I love your photos!!

Sally Crawford from London said...

Hush, there is nothing poetic about a wheeled vehicle.

The iambic 'foot' comes from the walking 'feet' imitating the heart beat.

I am unhappy to post this really (but I must be honest to my own poetic soul) because I take Reya 'a beautiful city, a powerful city, also geologically as well as politically: a swamp' to be intelligent in all other aspects.

Sue said...

This is my third year, too! I'll be posting a poem to my blog later today.

www.snailspirals.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

What a wonderful idea! I have my poem picked out... Can't wait! I'm posting your sidebar info on my blog as well to spread the word. Thanks so much, Reya! :-)

Pretentious Wombat said...

OMG I nearly missed this. I'm headed to my blog to put up something right now!

Lanea said...

I love it, and I posted one of my farorites. Thanks for organizing this.