Friday, April 29, 2016

Summer Poem Swap

I lied about my weight on my poetic license.
~Terri Guillemets

I didn't have anything planned for this week (other than talking about the Summer Poem Swap). I like what Tanya Davis does with "How To Be Alone," so I'll send you there, or if you want to see a wee lad perform, check out this version of "Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven."

Interested in joining the Summer Poem Swap? What is it? Send a poem to a person every two weeks for a total of five poems over ten weeks. You can send it in an envelope or on a postcard. The "due dates" are June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, and August 22.

If you want to do a little add-on, you can take photos of something (a special object, a picture of a poet) in different locations and share it with person you are sending something to. Another alternative is to decorate the envelope.

The sign-up deadline is May 27. If there's someone in particular who you've always been dying to be paired with, let me know. :-)


Buffy Silverman is the Poetry Friday round-up host today. Thanks, Buffy!


Linda B said...

I loved "How To Be Alone", Tabatha. Ant there is a certain time when I am ready to relax & watch someone's video, and a time when I am impatient with someone "act". I understand what you mean, & certainly different strokes. . . Will think about the summer swap.Wow, time already! Thank you!

Buffy Silverman said...

Five due dates in the summer sound like some good motivation. I'm in--thanks for organizing again!

Unknown said...

I was just thinking about this. Can't wait! Count me in.

Margaret Simon said...

I will be traveling this summer, but with some advanced notice, I could participate. Thanks for organizing. Sharing poetry spreads love and builds community.

Tara said...

You are good to organize this, Tabatha. I am not good with due dates over the summer months, but I agree with Margaret: poetry builds communities, and I so applaud you for all you do to to spread the love.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I enjoyed the Tanya Davis poem and video. Thanks for that. I always look forward to reading others' summer swap poems and regret not being able to take part myself, but I know my limits. :(

Liz Steinglass said...

Thanks for sharing the poem and video. I love "hanging with your breath." I'm with Michelle. I think I better accept my limits and skip this one, though I'm sure to be jealous when people start posting their lovely gifts this summer. : )

Donna Smith said...

Thanks for emailing with the "swap heads up". I'm in!