Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Guide To Writing is hosting a poetry competetion with a deadline of August 29th.

Theme- Memories.

For details, click here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jigsaw Poem Time.

To play along all you do is donate a word in the comments section for other poets to use in a poem. When we have ten words then we can start writing our poems. Send to

your jigsaw poem
the name you want used in your post
a link to your blog.

Have fun, poets!
Check out Poetry Daily news, links to articles about poetry, by clicking here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Congrats to John Barthel!

John Barthel, who posts at Freedom Melodies , has published a book of his poetry. You can buy She is Joy at Amazon. com byclicking here.
Have you stopped by and checked out the Matinee Muse prompt site yet?

Two prompts are offered each week. The first is inspired by a current film. The second one is inspired by a classic film.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A poet sent in a link to their work for everyone to check out. Click here if you would like to read the work of Dr. Sudha Iyer, poet and philosopher. Author of the collections Evening Bells, Twilight Rhythms, and On the Edge.
Our youngest poet, Milou, has started doing podcasts. Stop by and check them out. Click here to visit Poetry 4 Kids.

Monday, July 21, 2008

PWB Another Business Post

As you probably noticed the blogroll changed earlier this month.

Please double check the blogroll and make sure :

that your blog is still on there
that the title is spelled right and is the title you want
that the link works.

I can't check them all cause it takes too long.

I am still working on moving more poems down to the Poetry and Life section and I am thinking of moving dormant blogs (that have not been updated in six months or that went private) to the Supporters of PWB section. I really want people who click on the Poetry Blog section to find sites that have new poems on them. It really seems like false advertising to me otherwise and it makes the blogroll less useful, I would think. But its taking me a while to get it organized the way I want.

One good change about updating to the newer version of Blogger is that I've been loving using the Featured Blogs Today section. Have you clicked on any of those blogs? Its fun to feature different ones but I'm not doing it for the thrill of clicking and pasting those links in every day or two, so I'll only keep going if it actually brings new readers to those sites. Let me know.


Your Blog Manager,


Saturday, July 19, 2008

You can join an International Poetry Link exchange being offered at A World of Words. Click here to read details.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Send poetry to a sick kid

There is an organazation that is looking for people to send greeting cards to sick children. I was thinking it would be wonderful if poetry bloggers sent greeting cards and included age appropriate poems within them. Wouldn't that be a nice way to spread the love of poetry in the world?

Click here to check out the Make a Child Smile website. Let me know if anyone takes on this challenge. Make sure your poem is child friendly, though, if you do.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A poet sent in a link to their work for everyone to check out. Click here if you would like to read the work of Dr. Sudha

Welcome back, Patchwork Poetry!

Today Patchwork Poem is back, after a short vacation. Why not stop in and check them out? I have found that crafting centos really stretch your writing muscles.
Anyone on Neopoet? Its a poetry community where you post your work and ask for critiques.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Congrats, Sandra Beasley!

PWB sends out congratulations to Sandra Beasley, Washington D.C. poet, and winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize for her first collection of poems Theories of Falling.

Click here to learn more about Sandra Beasley.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Planning to be out of town? You can still blog.

Anyone using the schedule blog post feature in blogger? Its keeping me sane this month. I love it! And its also a great way to keep your poetry updating when you go on vacation.

Spotlight Series Archives

Before I profile the new poet in our Spotlight Series I thought you might like to check out the ones we have already shined a light on here at PWB.

Visit the PWB Archives to learn more about the following poets:

Spotlight Poets
Anna Williams
Average Poet
Beloved Dreamer
Black-eyed Susan
C. Delaleu
Clockwork Chris
Debbie Morton
Janet Leigh Dowd
John Barthel
Poet Mom
Reluctant Scribe
Rethabile Masilo
Rob Kistner
S. Thomas Summers
Scott Clawson
Sharanya Manivannan
Soham Dos
Square Traveler
Susan Abraham

Monday, July 14, 2008

Great news! Poetry Dances has chosen to feature the work of Engtovo from Bhodsvatan Gallery, a PWB member. Click here to read the poem selected, The Distance, and check out Poetry Dances when you get a chance. They seek out the best of the best poetry on the web to showcase for their readers.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

THE PWB Poetry Collection- July

This is the second month of this feature at PWB. Click here to read June's edition.

The idea is to list twenty poems, from different bloggers on our blogroll, that I have found enjoyable.They are not listed in any particular order. Do not submit poems to me for this feature.

Please check out some of these poems and leave comments. I was thrileld with the response to this last month. I hope the poets listed felt it worked out well for them and the other members here took the time to check out at least some of the poems listed.

Thank you for supporting PWB and making it a wonderful haven for poets in the blogosphere.

Jump in and get lost in poetry

1.Shortcuts by Noah
2.I Touched Him by Jilly Poet
3. .Three One Line Poems by GRH
4.Dead by Maya
5. Spontaneous Combustion by Zouxzoux
6.Nocturnal by Angelica
7.Covered in Butterflies by Corinne Elizabeth
8.All the Roads Are Suicide... by John Barthel
9.Defense Mechanism by Writer Reading
10.Chaos by Paisley
11.Sweet Dreams by Ofira Sephiroth
12.Karmic-ally by Shell
13.A Man's Muse by Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper
14.Wallpaper at Mooza Mohd
15. Waiting For The Supreme Court To Ask Me Out On A Date by Jack
16. A Brief Poem by Brian
17. Vita Brevis by Wet Bank Guy
18. The Old Dog by Deborah Vatcher
19.All Used Up by Paul Paulk
20. Monday by S. Thomas Summers

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Have you visted Poetmeister 4 Poets lately? The site works tirelessly to promote poetry in the blogosphere. Show your appreciation for their efforts by stopping in and leaving some comment love.

Friday, July 11, 2008

There is a call for submissions for The Empty Shoes: On The Hungry and Homeless anthology.

Submissions must be in by July 15th.You can read details here
Word of Mouth Coalition? is sponsoring a new project. Send a poem in on the subject My God Versus Your God to to be posted at Word of Mouth Coalition?, if you are interested in taking part.

Here are the links to a couple of poems submitted so far:

Poem by Wedlock

Poem posted by Absolute.

I suggest you check them out before submitting so you can understand the tone they are going for.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

PWB Check In

I'm looking to make sure there are still readers for this blog. Out stat meter used to be over 100 people a day and now its at 5. Are you still interested in seeing PWB stick around?

Does stat meter not measure RSS feeds?

Well if you are still a reader of PWB then let me know. I've already written up posts for the rest of the month so PWb will be here all of July.

I suppose I'll reevaluate what to do next month to either attract more readers or possibly let the site go dormant. I'm not sure what would cause a drop off of so many readers? Any ideas?

Your Blog Manager,

PWB's own Nicole Nicholson has published her first chapbook, titled Raven Feathers. It is a limited edition collection. If you're interested in obtaining one check out further details by clicking here.

To read more of this poet's work you can visit Word Cataylst Magazine where two of her poems are featured this month. Click here to read Vietnam Fire and Rain Dancer.

Congrats, Nicole! And best of luck with your book.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Congrats Maya!

Maya, who posts at Bird Droppings, has had her poem God is Man chosen by Word Cataylst Magazine to be included in their chapbook.Check out Maya's work by clicking here.
The poets over at Austin New Blog would love if you stop in and check out their work. This is a multi-person blog that covers many different kinds of poetry including audio poems,videos, and picture poems. They are also doing a chain poem with The Austin World Poem Project.

Stop on by and meet these innovative poets.

Spotlight Series Returns

Anyone remember the Spotlight Series?

Check out the poets featured already by heading to the PWB Archives. Well, I've been really lax in finding more poets to feature. I'm going to look through our list and find some soon.

Be on the lookout for the next PWB Spotlight Poet.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

One of our poets is in the middle of a Poem a Day project that ends January 6, 2009.Click here to visit Epiphany: Amour Habito Intus Vos to check out Cynthia's work. Best of luck to her on this project!

Anyone else writing a poem a day?

Blog Manager,


Missing Writer's Island already? Try this new site!

You can now find writing prompts at Truth is Freedom. Tell them PWB sent you.

PWB would like to extend best wishes to this new project.

Monday, July 07, 2008

August Poetry Postcard Fest

Want to take part in sending your poetry around the world to other poets? Then check out the August Poetry Postcard Fest.

Congrats, Sara Diane Doyle !

PWB sends out our congratualtions to Sara Diane Doyle for being named Poet Laureate of Poetic Asides. Read more by clicking here.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Visit Poet Hound Today

Poet Hound recently featured the work of Massachusetts poet GRH who writes one line poems at his blog, Falling Off the Mountian.

Click here to read Poet Hound's review.

Falling Off the Mountain is a newer poetry blog and a new member of PWB, so go show your support by stopping over there to welcome him to the blogosphere.
Honeycackle will be starting a new project to post a poem a day. Stop in and tell her what you think of her efforts.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

I just realized you can submit poetry to Associated Content. Anyone ever try it?

Click here to see a list of articles about poetry that are user submitted.

List of poems on AC.

SFPA Grandmaster nominates

The Science Fiction Poetry Association has announced their nominees for Grandmaster 2008. The list includes Ray Bradbury, Joe Haldeman, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Marge Simon and Steve Sneyd.

To read more about this poets click here.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Call for Poetry

Check out the July/August edition of Poets and Writers Classifieds by clicking here and find out places you can submit your poetry.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Cover Letters

Robert Lee Brewer discusses what a cover letter should look like when submitting poetry. Read the article by clicking here.
What Can You Do to Help Popularize Poetry? is the question posed by poet Devrie Paradowski at her blog. Cruise on by to read her thoughts.

Devrie Paradowski is the author of A Ray Squeezed Through, which you can buy here.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Spend the summer on The Writer's Island

From now until October, The Writer's Island will have monthly prompts, instead of weekly.

They will be posted the first Friday of each month.

On October 3rd, weekly prompts will kick off again. At the same time, a brand new Writer's Island site will launch for you to enjoy.

Click here to visit The Writer's Island.