Day 7 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships blog tour – Introducing poet, Colleen Chesebro via Robbie’s Inspiration

This is almost the last day of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 2 blog tour and the lovely Robbie Cheadle invited me to her blog to discuss my thoughts about relationships. I hope you’ll stop by and have a read.

READ Robbie’s post HERE

Giveaway

To be entered in the drawing, you must leave a comment at all eight tour stops. Follow the tour and leave a comment at each stop to be entered in a random drawing for a chance to win a free digital copy of Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships.

Monday (25)  – Opening Day Post – Writing to be Read/Lauren’s post

Tuesday (26)  – ShiftnShake – Robbie’s post (Deanne host)

Wednesday (27)  – The Showers of Blessings – Lynda’s post

Thursday (28)  – Baydreamer – Miriam’s post

Friday (29)  – Zigler’s News – Review/Marje’s post

Saturday (30) – This Is My Truth Now – Spotlight on the publisher/Kaye

TODAY: Sunday (5/1) – Robbie’s Inspiration Colleen’s post

TOMORROW: Monday (5/2) – Writing to be Read/Closing post – Leon’s Post

Many thanks to Robbie Cheadle for hosting me today. 💜

The WordCrafter “Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships” Book Blog Tour!

It’s been a tremendous thrill for me to have some of my poetry featured in Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships along with several other fine poets. Robbie Cheadle and Kaye Lynn Booth, have assembled and published the book and are now hosting a blog tour!

From Writing to Be Read:

This is Day 1 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships Book Blog Tour, and I want to tell you all, you are in for some real poetic treats this week. This wonderfully unique collection of poetry features works by Robbie Cheadle and her poetic guests from the 2021 “Treasuring Poetry” blog series right here on Writing to be Read, and it really is a treasure chest filled with poetic gems. We’ve got a fantastic eight-day tour planned for you to learn more about this poetry anthology and I hope you will all join us through each tour stop.

Day 1: Opening Day here on Writing to be Read with a guest post from contributing author Lauren Scott.

Day 2: Finds us at the Carrot Ranch Blog with a guest post from blog series host, contributing author and editor Robbie Cheadle.

Day 3: The Showers of Blessings will host a guest post from contributing author Lynda McKinney Lambert.

Day 4Bay Dreamer Writes will host a guest post from contributing author Miriam Hurdle.

Day 5: Zigler’s News will bring us a guest post from contributing author M.J. Mallon and a review by Victoria Zigler.

Day 6: The publisher, (that’s me), will be in the interview spotlight over at This is My Truth Now.

Day 7: Robbie’s Inspiration hosts with a guest post from contributing author Colleen M. Chesebro.

Day 8: Writing to be Read will wrap things up with a guest post from contributing author Leon Stevens.

Follow the tour and leave a comment at each stop to be entered

in a random drawing for a free digital copy of

***Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships***

Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/3kP8aK

Head over to Writing to Be Read. Enjoy the tour. Don’t forget to leave your comments HERE for your chance at a free digital copy of this wonderful collection of poetry gems.

Thanks for reading!

Poetry Treasures 2 Has Launched!

I’m thrilled to share that the second Poetry Treasures Anthology has launched!

This collection features poetry about relationships, which was a fun theme to embrace. As you can see, there are twelve poets who contributed to this collection.

I know Robbie and Kaye Lynn have a blog tour planned and I’ll share some insights into my poetry in that post. In the meantime, I’d like to thank both ladies for supporting the poets in our community. Thank you!

If you’re interested, please click the link below:

Support Your Community Poets

Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M. Chesebro

What a lovely surprise to find a reshare of Sally Cronin’s review of Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. I’m thrilled!

If you think you can’t write poetry… you haven’t tried syllabic poetry! Join us for #TankaTuesday on wordcraftpoetry.com each week. It’s time to spread your creative wings! <3

Welcome to the WordCrafter’s “Poetry Treasures” Book Blog Tour

I’m thrilled to share that Kaye Lynne Booth is hosting day 1 in the Poetry Treasures blog tour. This post features Jude Itakali, from Tales Told Different blog. Please enjoy. <3

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves and #Review – Word Craft: Prose & Poetry: The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry by Colleen M. Chesebro

I’m thrilled to have received such a lovely review from Sally Cronin for Word Craft: Prose & Poetry. <3

WORD CRAFT: PROSE & POETRY, THE ART OF CRAFTING SYLLABIC POETRY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

I’m thrilled to announce that the print version of Word Craft: Prose & Poetry is now available on Amazon. The last week has been a wild ride! I did my best to keep the costs low enough for everyone to purchase the book. Please enjoy! <3

Are you ready to learn how to craft Japanese and American poetry? Consider this book the first step on your journey to learning the basics of how to craft syllabic poetry. Inside, you will discover many new forms, syllable combinations, and interpretations of the different Japanese and American forms and structures of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, renga/solo renga, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, the cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry.

So… what are you waiting for? Let’s craft syllabic poetry together!

Let’s celebrate!

NEW Release: “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry”

I’m honored to share with you the Ebook release of “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry.”

Are you ready to learn how to craft Japanese and American poetry? Consider this book the first step on your journey to learning the basics of how to craft syllabic poetry. Inside, you will discover many new forms, syllable combinations, and interpretations of the different Japanese and American forms and structures of haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, renga/solo renga, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, the cinquain, and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry.

So… what are you waiting for? Let’s craft syllabic poetry together!

Amazon.com

For the past two years, this book has been a true labor of love. I can say without a doubt, it was the most difficult book to format that I’ve ever undertaken. After many starts and stops, Amazon has hopefully applied all the formatting fixes. If you read in the dark mode on your Kindle, you will encounter some darkening of text. This is due to all the cutting and pasting of poetry from your website into the Word program, and then into the Kindle Creator app. It can take up to 72 hours for these updates to show, so please keep that in mind.

Please keep me informed of any problems so I can contact Amazon. The print copy will follow in the next few weeks. I’ll not use the Kindle Create app for the print book, using Vellum, instead. That should help with the print layout.

Inside, I’ve researched the following syllabic forms: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, renga, solo-renga, cinquain and its variations, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma poetry.

There’s a bit of history to give you some background of how and why these forms developed. I’ve also shared my tips on how to write each of the forms. I included poetry from our poetic community to round out the examples by using a citation to give credit to each poet’s work. Each chapter is a link in the Table of Contents so you can use the Ebook version as a quick reference for writing your poetry.

Thank you to all the Tanka Tuesday poets for their participation in the challenges each week. Without you, this book would not have been written. This challenge has brought us four years (and counting) of poetry writing fun. It has inspired many poets to write their own poetry books, which fills my heart with joy!

I hope you will enjoy learning about the different syllabic forms. Maybe you will be inspired to write more poetry! That is my intention. <3

Join me every Tuesday on wordcraftpoetry.com for the #TankaTuesday Syllabic Poetry Challenge.