I wanted to talk about something I enjoyed today, but then I also heard about something disturbing that needs attention. So I am sharing both the sweet and the serious. First, the sweet:
My friend Robyn Hood Black wrote this for our winter poem swap:
What's in a Name?
dactyl in poetry feet
writing in lines
How your work shines!
I love dancing dactyls :-) I was also excited to receive THE ARROW FINDS ITS MARK – A Book of Found Poems, edited by Georgia Heard. Here's a link to a post where Robyn shares another terrific found poem. Robyn likes using found objects to make visual art, too. She gave me this wonderful decorated antique letterpress T:
Robyn's Etsy shop, Artsy Letters, is here.
Now for the serious bit:
The Committee to Protect Journalists has released statistics for 2012 that are grim. 67 journalists were killed in 2012, particularly in Syria and Somalia. The number of jailed journalists also set a global record. The top offenders were: Turkey, Iran, China, Eritrea, Syria, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, and Saudi Arabia. This is unacceptable.
Ways to Get Involved
Carol's Corner is hosting Poetry Friday today.