Did he say BIG AND EXCITING? Yes, I believe he did!!!
INTERVIEW WITH IAIN DOUGLAS KEMP
Before I get into the details (and read through, because you’ll think it’s big too!) if you haven’t read Marie Elena’s amazing interview with the incredibly talented and multi-faceted man and poet, Iain Douglas Kemp, get there post haste. http://poeticbloomings.com/2012/06/06/web-wednesday-iain-douglas-kemp/
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING AT POETIC BLOOMINGS:
We had contributions from 125 poets during the past year. Marie Elena recently posted the International breakdown of our poetic community.
We’ve had 55,037 views during our first year, with 10,002 items (poems, comments and corrections) posted. Our most views in a day were
760 on 2/19/2012. UPDATE: Make that 776 on 6/7/12! Way to go, Bloomers!
ANNOUNCING THE GREEN THUMB AWARDS – 2011/2012
Marie Elena and I would like to announce the establishment of the First Annual POETIC BLOOMINGS GREEN THUMB AWARD, which is given for contributing at least one poem to every prompt posted for our “Growing Season” (May 1 – April 30). The winners for the 2011-2012 “Growing Season” receive this special badge and a certificate denoting the honor.
Connie L. Peters Paula M. Wanken
WEB WEDNESDAY INTERVIEWS AND IN-FORM POET
Marie and I have decided to break up our Wednesday line up. Starting in July, Wednesday will continue with a weekly IN-FORM POET exercise. A new form will be highlighted each Wednesday.
Also beginning in July, the WEB POET INTERVIEW will move to Thursdays, to appear the second Thursday of each month. As well as our contributing poets, Marie plans to present other poets and people who promote poets and the poetic process.
AND THE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY BIG NEWS…
Marie Elena and I would like to finally announce that we are in the process of readying for publication,
POETIC BLOOMINGS – FIRST BLOOMS
This is a collection of the BEAUTIFUL BLOOM poems from the first year of the Sunday prompts, along with my and Marie’s examples. We ask all who had been selected for a BLOOM during the year to revisit the awarded poem(s) and revise as necessary. We are relying on you to self-edit your work. Please email the corrected pieces back to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 1st. If we do not receive an updated version of your poetry, we will assume it is to your liking as posted on our site.
Here at POETIC BLOOMINGS, we have always taken pride in opening the gates of this “Garden” to poets of all ages and skill levels; to make ourselves all-inclusive. So in that light, we invite poets who replied to at least 10% of the prompts (the reason I searched for the poets who at the very least had a 10% commitment to POETIC BLOOMINGS) to contribute to this publication with poems written for the POETIC BLOOMINGS prompts. Eligible poets will be notified shortly. We ask that you update your contact information for correspondence, and request that poets who post under a blog screen name supply their full name with their info.
A brief biography (no more than 6 lines, including your url) will be required for all featured poets in this book.
We really appreciate your talents and hard work during our first year at POETIC BLOOMINGS, and hope for continued success for you and this community we have amassed.