Monday, April 27, 2009

Is that a Poem in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Ready to take part in the second annual Poem in Your Pocket Day? Its on April 30th, 2009. The idea is to carry around a favorite poem all day and read it for co-workers, friends, waiters and waitresses, strangers at the laundry mat, basically anyone that might be interested.

To find more ideas for spreading poetry that day visit Poets. org by clicking here.

Poem In Your Pocket Day is made possible, in part, by the National Council of Teachers of English and the American Booksellers Association, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 23 of NPM

Today I have decided to link to Pamela Olsen, longtime member of PWB.

Click here to read Fork in the Road.

Pamela Olsen blogs at Amputated Moon where she often does prompts from Read Write Poem. This month she is updating everyday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

PWB Business

I am behind on reading and responding to emails. Leave comments for urgent stuff.

Day 22 of NPM, 2009

Our month of poetry would not be complete without showcasing the work of this artist. Click here to read Holes by Jodi Herman.

jodi herman is better known by the name paisley, the pen name that she uses on her blogs, ...why paisley??? and just paisley.... jodi is a forty something single female who lives in northern california. Make sure you check out her extensive poetic work online.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Day 21 of NPM, 2009

Anyone who is unaware of this talented young poet is lucky to be introduced to his work today. Another favorite here at PWB, click here to read Loose by Noah the Great.

Noah writes quite a bit of poetry. He took on the big project of writing his life through verse up to the age of 25. Because he is just a teen some of it is fictionalized. Don't mess this poet's work!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 20 of NPM, 2009

Today's poet is Scott Clawson. Click here to read Lost

Scott Clawson hails from Chesapeake Bay, Virgina where he shares his life with his wife, four sons and his love of sailing.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 19 of NPM, 2009

This is a special entry for me because this is one of my favorite online poets. Today I bring you a link from Brief Poems.

Click here to read a fantastic couplet of word.

Brain's work is as profound as it is thought provoking. He drifts in and out of every emotion from heartache to joy to lust to regret effortlessly, leaving you pondering how he can make you feel so much with one simple sentence, one meaningful line.I implore you to check this poet out.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Day 18 of NPM, 2009

Today we are blessed to read the work of Janet Leigh who posts at Poetmeister on the Road to Parnassus.

Click here to read A Plan Called Liberty

Janet Leigh is runs Poetmeister 4 Poets, a fantastic resource for poetry news from within the blogosphere.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 17 of NPM, 2009

Welcome again to another entry in our Celebration of Words. Today we bring you a visual poem by Cendrine Marrouat.

Click here to watch A Particle of You

Cendrine Marrouat posts her poetry at And They All Rejoiced. She has books available that you can find out more about by visiting her online boutique, on her website. Go ahead and click here for more information on her work.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 16 of NPM, 2009

Thanks for visiting PWB today to check out our latest poet of the day for our Celebration of Words during National Poetry Month.

On this day we feature the work of poet who blogs at 1,000 Voices. Please click here to read Transcendence by Telly McGaha and then tell the poet what you think of it.

Telly McGaha holds a BA in literature from the University of Louisville and enjoys writing poetry inspired by living down south, out east and in the midwest. His fiction has been published in Doorknobs & BodyPaint.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 15 of NPM,2009

Hello again poetry fans. Today I share with you the work of Katie Cappello.

Click here to read The Conservatory.

Katie Cappello lives and writes in a small farming town in Northern California. Her thoughts on writing and culture can be found at
Drowning the Field.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 14 of NPM, 2009

I'm happy you decided to stop in today to check out our latest poet featured this month in our Celebration of Words for National Poetry Month.

Today I ask you to travel through the blogosphere to Poetic Endeavors to read the work of a poet who goes by the moniker "Just Someone".

Click here to read Indenture.

Just Someone is a aspiring part time poet, who absolutely loves rhymes, which are collected in 'Poetic Endeavors' and currently is an enthusiastic participant of NaPoWriMo 09.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day Thirteen NPM, 2009

Hello poetry fans. Today we sample the work of Bernadette for The Regina Mom.

Click here to read Marriage, with children

Bernadette's a poet and activist who writes blog posts, political essays and news stories to feed her poetry habit. Her first collection of poems, This Hot Place, is forthcoming from Thistledown Press in 2010

Would you like your poem linked to this month? Email me at poetswhoblog at yahoo dot com with poetry in the subject line. Send me a 1-3 line bio, a link to your poem on your blog, and your screen name.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day Twelve of NPM, 2009

Isn't it wonderful to have a whole month of daily poetry posts? Spring is here and its raining poems!

Today I share with you a poem by Rachel Green. She blogs at When The Dogs Bite.
Click here to read I Remember Earth.

Rachel Green is a novelist who thinks poetry is harder than writing novels. She works hard at them, though.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day Eleven of NPM, 2009

Today we are lucky enough to be able to feature the work of Ayesha from Bird Droppings.

Click here to read An Initiation.

Ayesha spends her time drooling over her English Literature textbooks, listening to music from her parent's generation, and occasionally, gets inspired enough to haul her lazy ass out of bed and write some poetry. She lives in Bombay, India.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day Ten of NPM, 2009

Hello again. Are you enjoying National Poetry Month so far? I hope PWB is making it an even better experience for you. Today I share the work of poet Tony Renner who blogs at Contraption.

Click here to read A House But Not a Home

Tony Renner is a St. Louis artist who is celebrating Poetry Month by posting a
poem-a-day from an old folder dating back to 1979!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Day Nine of NPM, 2009

I'm happy to be able to share with you the poetry of Hannah Stephenson today.

Click here to read Leathers, Feathers and Paris.

Hannah Stephenson is a writer living in Vancouver, BC. She updates The Storialist every weekday, and encourages all poets to make a space for writing in daily life.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Day 8 of NPM, 2009

Welcome back poets and poetry fans. Today I bring you the work of Mairi Graham.

Click here to read her thought provoking poem.

Mairi Graham is new to the world of blogs. She mines the TLS for inspiration and posts the results at Secret Poems from The Times Literary Supplement.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Day Seven of NPM, 2009

Today I have the honor of featuring a new poet to our blogroll. The poem we are lucky enough to read today is In You by Bill Graffius.

Please click here to check it out.

Bill Graffius shares poetry, musings, opinions, prose and occasional pix at Watchin the Wind Blow by. He resides in Oregon with his wife of twenty four years, Beverly.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Day Six of NPM, 2009

Today's poet is Ralph Murre from Arem Arvinson Log. This poem first appeared in "Knock" Magazine.

Click here to Inquire Within by Ralphe Murre.

Ralph Murre is the author of "Crude Red Boat", author and illustrator of "Psalms", a book of poetry and art, and he is editor/publisher of "Bar Code", a 31-contributor anthology of prose, poetry, photography, and drawings of saloons, bars and their denizens. Ordering information for these books is available from

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Day Five of NPM, 2009

Today I ask you to check out a new poet, who has never been featured on PWB before, Dorla Moorehouse from Dorla's Poetry and Prose.

Read the sensual and seductive Tango by Dorla Moorehouse by clicking here.

Dorla Moorehouse is a writer living in Austin, Texas. In her free time she studies Iynegar yoga and performs with the Body Positive Dance Company

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Day Four of NPM, 2009

Thanks for stopping in again. I hope you are taking the chance to visit the blogs that are highlighted. Please leave comments so the poets know you stopped by.

Today I am pleased to share with you the work of Nicole Nicholson from Raven's Wing Poetry. Her poem is inspired by Rick Mobbs’ painting, “City Lights". You can read Awake by Nicole Nicholson by clicking here.

Nicole Nicholson is a poet from Columbus, Ohio who draws inspiration
from history, legends and folklore, people, nature, the vast cosmos of
being…and upon occasion, the voices in her head. She blogs her poetry
over at Raven's Wing Poetry. Her work can be found in Young American
Young American Poets and in her chapbooks,Raven Feathers and Word.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Day Three of NPM, 2009

Good day, poets. Its April and that means its National Poetry Month. Every day we will link to a new poem by a member of our blogroll.Today I offer you the work of Lawrence Gladeview from Righteous Rightings.

Click here to read American News by Lawrence Gladeview.

Lawrence Gladeview is a Washington, DC poet whose work will be featured in the May issue of Word Catalyst Magazine. The title of the poem featured is Neighborhood Noir.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Day Two of NPM, 2009

Hello again, poets. Thank you for making Poets Who Blog a part of your day today. I share with you the work of another one of our members, Keith Wallis from wordsculptors.

Click here to read Prayer by Keith Wallis.

Keith is a published poet with decades (!) of experience from the era of the 'small press' to the era of 'the web'. He's been on this planet since 1949 when, by a strange manipulation of the universe, he arrived early and half cooked.

His blogsite : wordsculptures integrates poetry with photographs in ways that always inspire and sometimes amuse.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Day One of NPM, 2009

Welcome to PWB's Third Annual Celebration of Words for National Poetry Month. We kick off our month long dip into poetic waters by featuring a poem from a new member, Gene Meyers from The Rattlebag Blog.

Click here to read Another Angel by Gene Meyers. Leave comments for him on his site and help our event get off to a fantastic start.

Gene Myers is a poet & journalist living in Northern New Jersey who writes a syndicated weekly column. His columns and interviews appear in over 40 newspapers. He is the co-editor of Now Culture literary magazine ( His own work has appeared in various publications. He was just awarded First Place in Arts and Entertainment Writing by The New Jersey Press Association.

A New “Word” in Columbus, OH Poetry


Columbus, OH – March 29, 2009 – Central Ohio poet Nicole Nicholson has
released a new “word”.

word. is Nicole Nicholson’s second poetry chapbook, and is the first
in a series of mini-chapbooks to be released in 2009. This collection
contains Nicholson’s latest works in which a unique voice can be seen
emerging, breaking away from traditional forms and embracing spoken
word influences.

“I think word. is more representative of my heart, soul, and style —
or the voices that I hear in my head when I write,” says Nicholson.

Nicholson has been performing material from word. at open mics and
other recent performances, including the February and March 2009
editions of Poetry Super Highway’s Worldwide Open Reading. She
performed "Fables" during March’s broadcast and "Off" during February’s broadcast.

word. was produced in a very small run — only 20 copies — and is
available ONLINE ONLY. No reprint is planned once copies are sold out.

To purchase word. or for more information, please visit:Raven's Wing Press

Nicole Nicholson
Raven's Wing Poetry