In the hope of not committing severe bloggorrhea, I shall try to keep this post succinct. And I shall fail. Ahem.
First, I'm in a poetry anthology that just got published! Whee! First, a little backstory.
|*sigh* Isn't it pretty?|
This year, Angela and another poet, Richard Merril, selected poems and edited the compilation for this anthology. It is amazing to see so much talent (my stuff is amateurish in comparison) put together in a real, solid book.
One of the best parts? The proceeds to purchasing the anthology goes to Direct Relief International, a non-profit organization committed to helping those suffering from poverty, civil unrest, and disasters.
The lovely authors in this anthology are: Angela Felsted (Author), Jessica Bell (Author), Jim Murdoch (Author), Laurel Garver (Author), Lydia Kang (Author), Madeline Sharples (Author), Richard Merrill (Author), Kerala Varma (Author), Glynis Smy (Author), Alaine Benard (Author), Artemis Grey (Author), Roslyn Ross (Author), Angie Ledbetter (Author), Caleb Mannan (Author), Emily Kruse (Author), February Grace (Author), Janice Marie Phelps (Author), J.R. McRae.
The paperback is available at Amazon for $4.50 and the Kindle version for $2.99. That is some bargain priced art, people.
AND...We are giving away three copies of the paperback version on Goodreads! Contest ends July 6th, and it's open internationally, so enter now!
Okay! That was happy blog item #1. On to #2.
Angela is also hosting a Poetry Pact Blog Hop between June 27-29th. All you do is post a story about a secret pact you've made with friends in the past, or a hush-hush group that may have brought you through hard times. No poetry need be involved!
Angela is offering some amazing prizes for those joining the blog hop.
- A copy of Madeliene Sharples Leaving the Hall Light On
- Stephen King's On Writing
- Blake Snyder's Save the Cat
- 3 copies of Angela's poetry chapbook, Cleave
Okay, the bloggorrhea is ending now. You know what the cure is? Not Pepto Bismol. Not Imodium, or tincture of opium! No indeedy. For the love of babbling, it's to stop talking about your new poetry book.
So. Have you ever written poetry? If you do, why? If you don't, why not?