Hump Day Poetry is a weekly poetry blog-share every *Wednesday*
Here’s how you can join in
1. Write a poem (any type of poetry, even for other challenges) You have from Wednesday to the following Tuesday to link up!
2. Grab the badge and display it on your blog to show your support.
3. Link it to my poem of the week with a pingback or by leaving the link to your poem in comments.
4. Visit other bloggers’ poetry for that week. Like, leave a comment, and share! (Please try to visit as many other poets as possible. Keep the community love flowing!)
Note: to create a pingback, simply include the url of this post somewhere in your post. Please check my page to ensure your pingback has posted. If not, it is either awaiting moderation, or the pingback failed (happens sometimes!). To ensure your post is seen, you may want to just add the link to my page. I would rather have duplicates than not get to read your poetry!
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And now for my poem of the week….
The Bond We Share
~for Lisa D.
This is what binds us
an unshakable friendship
tested through hardship
and time, from years
of disbelief, that you
and I, should not be
but we proved them wrong
we are and will be
Mother couldn’t separate us
distance couldn’t either
not even arguments broke
the bond we share
those who don’t understand
will never know
how truly special we are
forged from fire and iron
remarkably unique, friends
until our dying breath
after that, who knows
perhaps our energies
will mutate and we
become something far more
than mere friends
©2016 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.
Happenings in the World of Poetry
Each week I will list 5 poetry (and fiction!) bloggers who I follow and enjoy their work. I hope you will take a few moments to check out their blogs. Here is this week’s offerings:
- Owen @ No Talent For Certainty
- Jessica @ Send Sunshine whose “sayings” have a poetic flare
- Laissez Faire who writes poetry and fiction
- Charly @ Crazy Life
- Michele @ Steps Times Two
- Paper Plane Pilots is an amazing group of poets and fiction writers. They also host a free literary magazine and are currently accepting submissions for issue eight of In-flight Literary Magazine. The deadline to submit is June 1st.
- At the NPM Daily blog, you’ll find a new interview with a poet each day during April.
- The WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook contest is hosted by Writer’s Relief, Inc. The chapbook contest runs to May 25, 2016. The winning poet will receive a $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free print copies. The contest is limited to poetry chapbooks 24 – 48 pages in length, and the entry fee is $20. Click the link above for complete contest submission guidelines.
- The Fictional Cafe is accepting submissions for poetry (and fiction!). You must join to submit, but you can join for free.
- Poets & Writers has updated their database for contests, grants and awards. There are tons of upcoming deadlines for poetry. Check it out!
And here are a few articles that I found particularly interesting:
- U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to Serve Second Term
- North Jersey native wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry
- This article on one of my favorite Feminist poets, Eileen Myles
Are you looking for weekly poetry (and sometimes fiction) challenges? Never fear! Check out the following:
- Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
- RonovanWrite’s Haiku Prompt Challenge
- Haiku Horizons
- The Writing Reader
- Bastet’s Monday Haiga Challenge
If you know of other happenings in the world of poetry or blogs that host poetry challenges, let me know in comments and I will include them in next week’s Happenings!