Thanks to Margaret at Reflections on the Teche for hosting this week. I am trying to get all the blog posts read and commented on each week.
Poetry PSA 1: I am trying to get all the blog posts read and commented on each week. I feel bad that it doesn’t always happen. I hope you understand that it’s my time management and I always have the best intentions to comment.
Poetry PSA 2: Get ready to apply. The CYBILS will open applications to serve on committees around August 21-September 11. Poetry is always looking for a lively conversation about terrific poetry books. If you are interested, be on the look out. You are not able to serve on Poetry if you have a poem in an eligible anthology or if you have a poetry book eligible for nomination.
My first poetry swap was from Violet Nesdoly. We met briefly at Poetry Camp last fall. (Can’t believe it’s almost a year).
of nature and words
reading to friends new and old
poetry camp fun
It was very special because June was a difficult month. This book from Violet lifted my spirits. I contacted her to say thanks and she shared that several poems were based on what she’d learned from my blog. I had chills. Sharing poetry during the summer is the best. The end of the book has blank pages and I have been putting my summer poetry swap poems there.
open and eager
encouragement is warm sun
to new springtime buds
a family line
following in grandma’s steps
in the fields
©jone rush macculloch