UPDATE to The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

I’ve updated my site’s rating on Google Chrome to a B+ which should make downloading the PDF easier.

I apologize for the inconvenience. It’s been a comedy of errors this week. ~Colleen~

Yay for teamwork! The 2019 Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention Poetry Compilation from last year’s challenges is ready for distribution.

Please join me in thanking H. R. R. Gorman for her help in putting this publication together, including her many artistic skills. Not only did she reformat the PDF, but she also designed the cover art – all during the time she was graduating with her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Thanks, Dr. G. I literally could not have done this without your help!

I’m so proud of all of you… the poets, who worked so hard to perfect their writing craft to make this challenge what it is today. I’ve learned so much from you all. I can’t wait for the new challenges to begin!

Enjoy the Gift of Poetry!

As promised, this is a FREE download. This collection contains a copyright:

“Copyright ©2020 by Colleen M. Chesebro. All authors of poems contained in this compilation retain the rights to their work. The cover of this work was created by H.R.R. Gorman. All rights reserved. This book or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the poet or artist.”

The NEW challenge starts tomorrow, January 7, 2020. Are you ready to take the plunge and write some syllabic poetry? Let’s do it together!

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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  1. Thanks, Colleen. Have altered my reblog of the original post to link to this one now.

  2. Ah, you let the cat out of the bag and now I know H.R.R. is a man. Thanks for this, Colleen, it is lovely. Can I download and put it on my blog?

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  4. Bravo, Colleen. <3

  5. Omygosh, Colleen! I didn’t realize I’d won honorable mention for Stars & Fruit! I’m SO excited and ready to head to this year’s challenges! Thank you!

  6. Lol, how do I delete the other one off my kindle 🙂 xx

  7. Thanks for the update Colleen… great job..hugs♥

  8. What total fun, Colleen. I love seeing all those familiar poets. Thank you for all the hard work to pull this together. Thanks for HRR too. Now… to download and cherish. 🙂

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  10. Thank you for compiling this and for the weekly challenges, Colleen.

  11. These are fabulous picks, Colleen. I downloaded it so I can take more time to read, but I read through March. Wow. I love Sally’s thoughts on communication. I am amazed how people can think and express such deep thoughts in poetry. Astounding. I also loved the dog sled poem. Haiban, right?

  12. This is fabulousssssssss. So happy to be part of. Sis, I’m having huge technical problems. I’m on my third older desktop and it won’t let me ‘like’ anywhere, and hurdles to comment. Also, can you message me the PDF link as I’m not able to do anything here with it. <3

  13. Well done everyone!!! Congrats!

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