Saturday, June 22, 2013
Blogs Over Easy: The Poets
Welcome to Blogs Over Easy. It's been a few weeks and my stat counter says folks are reading this feature, but few are commenting. Any suggestions or directions are greatly appreciated.
If it isn't clear, I'm a reader. I read far more poetry than I write. I used to say I was going to write more and maybe I will, for now I'd like to direct you to real talent:
Claudia just blows my mind. I read her more than I comment, and I should comment more because she really rocks my world. Don't believe me? Read here.
dVerse poetry community is a welcome haven for me. It reminds me when I was younger and ran a community (a full-time second job). If you belong to a writers' community you should know the admins commit insane amounts of time and energy to supporting their members. One admin, Brian is a consummate community poet. He's prolific yet he manages to read and support a large number of aspiring poets and other bloggers. He is kind, funny and a great dad. If you want to read good poetry from a regular guy (that's a compliment), read Brian at wayonestation.
I like real, candid and the not-happy-ending kind of contemporary poetry. I don't like over-the-top, trying too hard to shock me shyte, just authentic experiences weaved with a poet's needle. I get that from Lauri Kolp. If you like what I like or interested in why I'm drawn to this kind of work spend some time at Laurie's Bird's-Eye Gemini.
If you've read something that moved you, inspired you, informed you, drop a link.
Happy blog hopping,