Poetry Readers and Writers

National Poetry Month 2012National Poetry Month 2012 is in April and I’m looking for guest posts from poetry readers and tour hosts for these guest posts. I want to fill out all of April early and be able to direct readers across the blogosphere for some great poetry discussion and celebration.

Not only will you be part of a tour involving poetry collections, poet interviews, guest posts from poetry readers, and maybe even just some great poems and discussion, you also get my new snazzy button — and I can’t believe I made it myself from a photo my hubby took at the National Arboretum.   OK, that’s a lame reason to join the blog tour.

I’m hoping to put together some great giveaways for everyone who participates either as a commenter or as a blog tour host/guest blogger.

I hope that even if you don’t want to participate you’ll spread the word.  I want to fill up every day in April.  Dates will be a first come, first serve basis, and I’ll be posting the participating blogs on the schedule below as I hear from people.

Won’t you join me in celebrating poetry?

Sunday, April 1 — Savvy Verse & Wit’s Kickoff of the blog tour
Monday, April 2 — Sara from Wordy Evidence of the Fact
Tuesday, April 3 — Jill from Rhapsody in Books will talk about Cole Porter
Wednesday, April 4 — Anna from Diary of an Eccentric, WWI Poetry Anthology
Thursday, April 5 — Audra from Unabridged Chick
Friday, April 6 — Michael Meyerhofer from Trouble With Hammers
and My Friend Amy hosts Sweta Vikram’s Guest Post

Saturday, April 7 — Dar from Peeking Between the Pages
Sunday, April 8 — Patty from Books, Thoughts and A Few Adventures…
Monday, April 9 — Naida from the Bookworm
Tuesday, April 10 — Kathy from Bermudaonion, tentatively THE WATCH THAT ENDS THE NIGHT by Allan Wolf
Wednesday, April 11 — Jeanne from Necromancy Never Pays, who will discuss litany poems and then show and discuss Richard Siken’s “Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out”
Thursday, April 12 — Julie from Read Handed will talk about 2010 Cider Press Book Award winning collection Play Button by Liz Robbins
Friday, April 13 — Melanie from The Indextrious Reader on superstitions and poetry
Saturday, April 14 — Cecelia from Adventures of Cecelia Bedelia
Sunday, April 15 — Ana from Things Mean a Lot
Monday, April 16 — Cassandra from Indie Reader Houston
Tuesday, April 17 — Ti from Book Chatter
Wednesday, April 18 — The Girl from Diary of an Eccentric will focus on Robert Frost
Thursday, April 19 — Pam from Bookalicious
Friday, April 20 — Tabatha of Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference
Saturday, April 21 — Megan from Solid Quarter
Sunday, April 22 — Nicole Luongo from Bare Your Naked Truth at Peeking Between the Pages.
Monday, April 23 —  Adrienne Odasso from Seer of Ghosts and Weaver of Stories
Tuesday, April 24 — Arisa White from Arisa White
Wednesday, April 25 — Craig from Mr. Watson
Thursday, April 26 — Wallace from Unputdownables will focus on Edna St. Vincent Millay and Dorothy Parker
Friday, April 27 — Wendy from Caribousmom will host Poet Michael Meyerhofer and his guest post on self-publishing
Saturday, April 28 — David from Wordcoaster who will showcase bird poetry.
Sunday, April 29 — Sidne from Sidne, The Reading Socialite who will discuss Love and/or Life
Monday, April 30 — Travis Laurence Naught on how Jack Kerouac and Jim Morrison (maybe even Allen Ginsberg) formed his writing style

Thanks, everyone.

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  • Sandra

    I am interested in participating! I have never done this before, but would love to contribute a poem. If you could give me some details on what you expect that would be fantastic. Sometime in late April would be great. Thank you.

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  • Saturday April 28th sounds like an ideal date for some poetry sharing. I would love to take part in this unique opportunity!

  • I would love to participate ! Like some have mentioned… I’m new to this so …. What does the poem have to be about and on what date can I Post ? And where would I be posting the poem? Sorry for the million questions 😀

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  • I would be very interested in participating if you still have room. I’m fairly new at this but enthusiastic. Just need a date and some instruction.

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  • If there is still room to participate in late April, I’m down! Set me up with a date, tell me what to do & I will blog like nobody has ever blogged before

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  • Looking forward to participating!

  • I’d love to have Friday the 13th for my post! Thanks

  • Maybe I could take Friday the 20th?

    • All set for April 20th

  • I’ll take April 12, please! I loved participating last year.

    • I’ve got you listed on April 12.

  • I’d be happy to do any date after April 19.

    • Got you listed on April 19.

  • I would love to participate! I’m happy to do a guest post or be part of a tour — however I can help you! I can do any of your open dates — just stick me in where I can be the most helpful! This is so awesome!

    • Audra, you’re April 5.

  • I’m in! I can take pretty much whenever, but earlier in the month would be better as the end of the month is also the end of the semester with all the requisite grading junk. I’m not sure what I’ll tackle this year, but I’ll let you know when I get there. Thanks!

    • I hope April 2 works for you. I’ve got you listed on the schedule, but if you need me to change it, let me know.

  • Thanks for asking me and The Girl to take part. Looking forward to it!!

    • You’re both on the schedule. Can’t wait to see what The Girl comes up with

  • I’ll take April 11 or 12!

    • Thanks for signing up. You’re on the schedule.

  • Thanks for joining the blog tour again, Ladies!

  • Count me in! I’ll take any Tues or Thurs in April. And I want button lessons!

  • Do you consider novels written in verse poetry?