Friday, November 28, 2008

Poetry Tips: Commercialized Poems

Many people think the holidays bring out the worst in business through crass commercialism and overdone decorations in the stores, not to mention the never ending holiday music streaming through every speaker. Why not use the words you find in commercials, ads, and in holiday songs to create the ultimate commercialized poem? See if you can even shape it to look like a holiday symbol such as an ornament, candle, tree, wreath, Chanukah star, anything that comes to mind. Good luck to those of you who try it, and let me know how it turns out!

Thanks always for reading, please drop by on Monday for another featured site…

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Crazy Horse Open Submissions

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve got some time over your holiday weekend, try submitting poems to Crazy Horse.

This is one of the few places that accepts simultaneous submissions so I suggest you take advantage of this if you’ve got several gems out there already. You may submit 3 to 5 poems with a cover letter before January 2009 and mail to:
CrazyhorseDepartment of EnglishCollege of Charleston66 George St.Charleston, SC 29424

Or you can use the link below to submit your poems on-line instead and save yourself the postage while finding out more about Crazy Horse.

Good luck to all of you and have a wonderful weekend, please drop in again on Monday…

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Poems Found by Poet Hound
“Bad Toothbrushes” by Sarah Sloat
“Our Lady of Peace High School” by Carol Muske-Dukes

Thanks for clicking in, please stop by tomorrow for another Open Submissions..

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lemon Hound Featured Site

When I first started blogging, this was one of the sites I stumbled on. Here you can find guest bloggers, full length featured poems, information on poetry, really all kinds of wonderful things. Please check it out at the link below:

Please drop in on Wednesday, I promise I will get the Tuesday’s Featured Poet back up and running once all the craziness in my life calms down a little more, just need one more week or two…