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.

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.

33 thoughts on “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry – Poetry Readings

    1. 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. ❤

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  1. 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.

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    1. I’ve used Zoom and Google meets. I would say Zoom is better, but depending on the number of people, we only have 40 minutes. I’m thrilled you would join in, Denise. ❤


  2. 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.

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  3. 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!

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