Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – Poetry Readings

This past Thursday, I joined in on the dVerse Poet’s Pub open-mike night. It was great to hear the voices of many of the poets I admire. The poetry was great too!

It occurred to me we should do something similar here at Word Craft. I would love to hear your longer-form syllabic poetry recited!

The first of the month challenge produces a wide range of syllabic poetry. The second Monday of the month could be the perfect time to get together online. I thought that once a month we could meet via Zoom at 9:00 am Eastern, for our European poets, and again at 3:00 pm Eastern for anyone else who would like to join in. I would set everything up and give you the codes to join the meeting. With a free account, we have a time limit of 40 minutes, so we would have to work within that time constraint. However, Google Meet is another possibility.

Please share your thoughts in the comments if you’ve used Google Meet or Zoom, and what your preferences are. I’m excited to hear your thoughts. Let me know if you are interested. Please answer the poll below. I’ll let you know the results in a few days and we can decide to move forward or not.

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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. I’d love to join in Colleen 💜

  2. I will help spread the word but reciting my own poetry is not something I have in my bag of tricks.

  3. What a great idea!! Not sure about reading my poetry, but yes! fun!

    • It’s also about connecting and a sense of community. We’re all friends through blogging and poetry. We should enjoy reading out poetry out loud. It helps us gain confidence. Yay! I’m so glad you would enjoy that. <3

  4. D.L. Finn, Author

    What a great idea. I haven’t been able to write much poetry lately, but Id love to join in! I’ve only used zoom and haven’t had issues with it.

  5. Something to think about. I’d share my voice… maybe, but not my face. I did that with another thing that Charli did. Someone else actually read my piece. Mostly because I wasn’t sure if I’d join. Though I did. But without and image and hadn’t printed what was going to be read.

  6. Appreciate your website & dedication to poetry! I take a Tuesday night poetry class & am super busy with my publishing journey for my new book but will keep you in mind. Zoom works best for me!

  7. Not sure I could join yet, maybe after health stabilizes and move is done. Sounds like fun though!

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  9. Not my thing. (I’m sure you knew that) (k)

  10. I’d be interested in listening to readings, but I work during the day.

  11. I’ll try🙏🏾

  12. I’d like to join in Colleen but depends if I am working. I sometimes work mornings sometimes afternoons I have a job share with set days. But if I can I’ll join in. Fab idea. <3

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