11:28 a.m. — Atlanta
Hello, again. I tried to give you a small break between postings. For those of you who are just seeing this in their in-boxes and haven’t spotted the earlier post, head here to find out why I am posting in two parts.
We have five short announcements, most of which involve you going and checking things out.
1] The first is from Fiona Robyn, whom many of you know from the site Writing Our Way Home. She is celebrating the publication of her new novel and says: ‘Write a post about your Most Beautiful Thing and schedule it for anytime on the 24th of April. You can post a photo of your most beautiful thing, a poem, a descriptive piece or whatever you like. Your thing can be an object, a person, a place, a memory or a philosophy/ideal (e.g. love).’
I think it sounds like a fun project, especially with the latitude we are given. For more information, visit
2] Next, Mary Kling has just published a collection of her work: Her new poetry book, Just As I Am, is now available for purchase through Lulu.com. It includes basically all of Mary’s poetry from November, 2010, through early March, 2012. You can locate it through Lulu.com, or (easier) you can click on the button found on Mary’s website, which is http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/ to be able to buy the book at the author’s cost. Mine is already ordered!
3] Always wanted to try reading your poetry aloud? Terrified of stages? Or, live people? [yes, as opposed to zombies] Some of you know this next place, but I bet many of you don’t, or haven’t visited. Buddah Moskowitz runs a virtual poetry reading site. I landed there when Mark Windham let me know he had tried it. I spent an enchanting time over there hearing the voices of many people, whom I have hitherto [score for using hitherto] only known through their writing and photographs. A voice adds so much. You can add yours…
4] A site I visited for the first time this week, has been recommended by Paula Wanken, and I know Amy Barlow Liberatore often writes to their prompts — Shah Wharton Author Blog & WordsinSync. Yes, it is a mouthful. I am going to give you a link straight to the storyteller section, as I found navigating the blog difficult. My brain doesn’t work with that much stuff going on, but your brains might eat it up and there is a lot to feast on.
5] Okay… WordPress and comment difficulty. I have no way of asking WordPress as their happiness engineers are drowning in requests. I did come across two conversations on the topic, but WordPress did not seem to quite grasp the problem. One thing they said, though, is that if you have a Gravatar, you have a WordPress account. The two go together. That may be the reason why WordPress is asking you to sign in. Make sense?