Friday, April 22, 2011

Poetry Tips: Spread The Word

This is National Poetry Month, if you haven’t noticed, and quite a few people who love poetry are trying to share their love of it in any way possible.

Obviously, for me, I have this blog. I also have a Facebook page and I also share my love of poetry with family and friends.

So how about you? How do you spread the word?

One way is by sharing a poem you love with someone you love. Often you can just read a poem aloud to the one you love, or if it is long-distance, send the poem via e-mail or regular old-fashioned mail.

Another way is by promoting poetry using your local resources whether it’s starting a web-site or blog, forming a group or creating a project to share with schools or other groups in your community.

What I want to know is how you share poetry and I hope you’ll share the details with me either in the comments section or by e-mail. Either way, clue me in: How do YOU share POETRY?

Thanks always for dropping in, please drop in again next week…


A. F. Stewart said...

I been actively writing poetry for a couple of my online poetry groups for National Poetry Month.

Plus, I'm passing on the Inspiration Award to you and your blog.
You can check out and pick up the award here:

Poet Hound said...

Dear A. F. Stewart,
Thank you for sharing that you write for on-line groups, that is wonderful!
Thanks also for the inspiration award!

June Calender said...

I too have a blog and I have featured a poem every day of April. Often it fits in with something going on in my life that day. Thus, I hope I am reflecting that poetry broadens and reflects our every day life.

I have also been reading a poem teach time in the adult ed classes I teach, emphasizing the pleasure of poetry. I often photocopy those poems and distribute them to the others.

And having been challenged to do so, I'm writing something more or less poetic each night as a summary of the day -- I don't believe any have been poems yet but after the fact a few may become poems.

Poet Hound said...

Wonderful! Especially with reading a poem during your adult ed classes, hopefully you can renew interest in poetry with people who lost interest after high school English class.