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Poetry Interactions: The Basics of Submitting and Publishing

Now that we have covered the pleasure of interacting with poetry every day, reading and sharing poetry, taking online classes, and writing and revising, I thought we better cover the next step: submitting and publishing. Different people write poetry for different reasons. Some people just want to write it down without anyone else reading it. …

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Poetry Interactions: Online Classes and Revision

As part of challenging myself to interact with poetry, I also ended up taking a few online poetry classes. At first I just wanted to learn more of the poetry basics for a refresher and hopefully to be introduced to some new information. So, I took Coursera’s free course: “Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop.” This …

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Poetry Interactions: The Challenge, Reading, and Sharing

Happy National Poetry Month! I hope this month you get a chance to read more poetry, write more, if you like, and pay attention to your life in a way that helps you slow down and make meaning. I decided to write a little series of blog posts on poetry interactions, and here’s the first …

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Winning Landscape Poems from the 2020 Annual Contest

Congratulations to the winning poets of the annual contest! This year Darla Biel judged the landscape category. She said it was tough to pick winners because she was so impressed with the work that was submitted. Thank you to everyone who entered, and enjoy reading these poems. “Eight South Dakota Riffs on Rilke’s ‘Herbsttag’ (Autumn …

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Winning Portrait Poems from the 2020 Annual Contest

Congratulations to the winning poets of the annual contest! This year Lee Ann Roripaugh judged the portrait category. She said there were so many wonderful poems she really enjoyed reading them all. Thank you to everyone who entered, and enjoy reading these poems. First Place: “Morning Dew on Stone” The killdeer didn’t return this spring …

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Landscape Category Contest Winners 2020

Thanks so much to everyone who submitted to our annual contest! We are excited to announce the winners of the landscape category: Holly Moseley, John Nelson, and Donna Kelly! Our contest judge was Courtney Huse Wika. Here are the winning poems: SECOND PLACE Turning Back   By John Nelson                         Once I would have flown into …

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