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!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

49 thoughts on “UPDATE to The 2019 Poet of the Week Compilation

    1. Ah, but how can you be so sure? 😉

      Also, spoiler: I’m going to do a gender reveal soon because I published a short story and couldn’t write a good bio without using pronouns. I thought about using ‘they,’ but then I thought it’d be disrespectful to non-binary people, so it’ll truly be out of the bag soon.


        1. Haha, I suppose so! The reason I’m worried is 1) I started off vague because I was being weird and trying a social experiment 2) I realized I wanted to actually make a go at this, but I’d already started with the “lie” and couldn’t stop 3) Now I’ve reached a point where I don’t think I can keep the lie up, and I’m worried people will be disappointed.


  1. 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!


        1. Oh. You’ll have to google it because you use that ancient kindle. Otherwise go to your Documents area and delete it from there. How do you delete other docs on your kindle?


          1. I never do LOL. I’m going to try going to my Kindle content directly through Amazon and try. And are you inferring I’m a dinosaur??? LOL ❤


  2. 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. 🙂


  3. 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?


    1. Thanks, Marsha. That is why I LOVE poetry… it’s all about experiences, perceptions, and sharing thoughts and feelings with others. I’m so happy you enjoyed. ❤


  4. 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. ❤


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