I trade musical favours like cattle. I can't remember the last time I did a remix for actual money. For me, I try and get a good swap.
We are swapping poems again this summer! Would you like to receive poems on real pieces of paper in your mailbox? You know you would. If you sign up, you'll send an original poem to up to five people depending on how many swaps you select. You can pick whichever swaps you want, and if you want to do one but you will be gone during that time period, you can send it beforehand. I will send out the info about who you are sending your poems to early enough that you can get a headstart if that works for you. Here are the swap dates:
Swap #1: Ends on June 21st (Send out a poem by then)
Swap #2: Ends on July 5th
Swap #3: Ends on July 19th
Swap #4: Ends on August 2nd
Swap #5: Ends on August 16th
If something happens and you can't do a swap you signed up for, please give me a heads-up so we can make sure the person you were assigned still gets a poem.
Email me at tabatha(at)tabathayeatts(dot)com by May 10th if you'd like to join us.
The second thing is that I was wondering if anyone would be interested in participating in a Naomi Shihab Nye-themed round-up on May 31st. (Remember when we did the Billy Collins-themed round-up?) If you like the NSN idea, just share a poem inspired by her or a poem of hers on that day. Mary Lee will be our gracious host.
I guess what made me think about a Nye-themed round-up is some general thoughts I was having about poems about poets. I'd like to make a list of our poet poems -- have you written any? I don't know whether I've written any beyond the Billy Collins ones. I will have to root around and see what I can find. If you have, feel free to send me the links and I will compile them.
Beyond Literacy Link has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Carol!