CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET THE POET, Jude Itakali

Welcome to an extra feature on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, which highlights the poets in our writing community. It's a chance for readers to get to know the people behind the poetry and the books. It’s a great way to share our love for writing poetry with others. This week I'm thrilled to bring … Continue reading CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET THE POET, Jude Itakali

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 223, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this list, let me know by email to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. ❤ It's the fourth week … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 223, #THEMEPROMPT

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to write your poetry based off of the photo that Anita Dawes provided using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich, and Abhanga poetry. Sorry... I had to edit … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt #222

New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

I'm thrilled to announce the release of "Poetry Treasures," a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the "Treasuring Poetry" blog series on Writing to be Read in 2020. Open the book and discover the poetry treasures of Sue Vincent (Author), Geoff Le Pard (Author), Frank Prem (Author), Victoria Zigler (Author), Colleen M. Chesebro (Author), K. Morris (Author), Annette Rochelle Aben (Author), Jude Kirya Itakali (Author), and Roberta Eaton … Continue reading New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

#TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 222 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Check out the main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. I update these links (sometimes daily) as I find more publishing opportunities. If you know of a link to add to this list, let … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY WEEKLY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 222 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to choose synonyms for the words, “search & lost,” using one of these forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, shadorma, Badger hexastich (hexastich for short), and Abhanga. Remember… the first of the month you can … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS #SynonymsOnly

#Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 221 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Welcome! Check out the NEW main menu item: Poetry Book Publishing Links to find poetry book publishing links, including links to literary journals and poetry magazines accepting submissions of poetry. If you know of a link to add to this list, let me know by email to tankatuesdaypoetry@gmail.com. ❤ This week, Jude chose … Continue reading #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 221 #SynonymsOnly

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #PoetsChoice

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was poet's choice, always a favorite! I always look forward to the beginning of the month because you all can choose a syllabic form of your choice. It's always fun to see the creativity! This week's poetry was filled with lovely photos, drawings, and even a … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | #PoetsChoice

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 220, #POET’SCHOICE

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Chloe & Sophie come home today! Let's celebrate the first of the month! Happy April! It's the first of the month and you know what that means! Word Crafters, choose your own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc. It's up to you! This opportunity only happens once a month! WAIT... … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 220, #POET’SCHOICE

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Specific Form: #Haiku & #Senryu

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars celebration. This week’s challenge was to work with the specific forms of Haiku and Senryu in English. These forms have rules. They are not just seventeen-syllable poems as most of you found out this week. I understand many of you do not write your poetry for anything other than your … Continue reading #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY STARS | Specific Form: #Haiku & #Senryu