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Poetry Critiques during National Poetry Month

As we are closing in on the final days of National Poetry Month, I am sharing this delightful and insightful essay/poem by Alice Jane-Marie Massa today. I think you will bind it inspiring, hilarious and educational. Enjoy the day! Read a POEM.

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Poetic Day 24 of National Poetry Month:  April 24, 2019, Wednesday

With fireworks over Lake Michigan (near my townhouse) last evening and sunshine over the big lake (and through my windows) this morning, another poetic day has dawned.  Have you taken or given “The Poetry Challenge”–“Willow’s Poetry Challenge”?  If not, please read my post of April 23, Monday.  By the way, in that Monday post, “P.C.” may represent “Poetry Challenge” or “Poetically Correct.”

Should “P.C.” also stand for “Poetically Critiqued”?  Placing one’s poem in public–no matter the forum (blog, other online publication, magazine or journal, book, critique session, other literary meeting, open microphone session, poetry workshop, classroom, etc.)–opens the door to being critiqued.

The critique may range from a positive and easily accepted suggestion to a much too harsh negative comment, from an overly flowery compliment to an unfair criticism.  With such a broad spectrum of possibilities of shared perspectives…

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AUTHOR’S CORNER: Invitation to be a Guest on my Podcast and have Your Book Featured on my Blog Simultaneously | Ann Writes Inspiration

I am sharing the invitation to be a guest on Ann’s podcast and blog.
This is a special message for Authors.
Ann is now scheduling so don’t wait. Contact her to get more information on what she needs and how this might work for your book promotion.

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Attention campbellsworld visitors and authors one and all!

I’d like to take a moment to remind you of author Ann-Harrison Barnes’ wonderfully generous invitation to all who wish to advertise their work in a personally unique way.

Ann tells me she’s already got guests lined up so don’t delay, contact her to reserve your spot today.

Thanks Ann for what you’re doing to help promote others.

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on thee internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post…
— Read on annwritesinspiration.com/2019/04/23/invitation-to-be-a-guest-on-my-podcast-and-have-your-book-featured-on-my-blog-simultaneously/

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AUTHOR’S CORNER: ASpecial Announcement from author blogger Lynda McKinney Lambert

Blogger Patty L. Fletcher is the first to know about the prestigious award I received recently. I have not yet sent out official press releases but have been sitting on this news for some time. I wanted Patty to be the FIRST to know for she has been a wonderful friend. Thank you, Patty for your blog feature. I am re-blogging this to SAN-A-BLOG so that my readers now know about this awesome surprise I received.

Since I have retired from academia and no longer lecture across the country at conferences, I was never expecting something like this. But, God has always delighted in giving us special surprises when we least expect them. I am most grateful for this award at this time in my life.

Thank you to all of my friends who encourage me and inspire me every day. You have blessed my life in so many ways.

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Good afternoon campbellsworld visitors.

We open today’s Author’s Corner with a special announcement from author blogger Lynda Mckinney Lambert.

I must say I’m rather proud to share the following Press Release here with you.

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From: Lynda McKinney lambert

Address: 104 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117

E-mail: riverwoman@zoominternet.net  Website: http://www.lyndalambert.com

Phone: ;724 758 4979

Topic:  2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board has selected Ellwood City (PA) artist and author as the 2019 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquise Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lambert is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.

Over the past 2 decades she was chosen as a Biographee for a number of publications including the following:

Who’s Who in America

Who’s Who in American Education

Who’s Who in the World

Who’s Who in American Woman

The 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement…

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Definitions: Nonfiction’s Ugly Ducklings

I am sharing this excellent article on writing.
It is particular relevant to those who might be struggling with Writer’s Block. But, the advice here is useful for us all as we plug away at our writing day by day. Enjoy!

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bennettBy John Randolph Bennett

Definitions get a bum rap, probably because we all remember the clunkers we’ve seen (and perhaps written ourselves) in high school papers, superfluous definitions arriving with all the grace of a Zamboni machine blundering into the opening moments of a figure-skating competition.

You know the kind of definitions I’m talking about:

“Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is a tragedy. Merriam-Webster (Eleventh Edition) defines tragedy as: ‘1. A disastrous event. 2. A serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (such as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity or terror.’”

But definitions have their uses, not only in ensuring that the reader and the writer are both working from a common understanding of key terms, but also, in some cases, even aiding the writer with topic discovery and the organization of form.

Let’s dismiss the Zamboni stereotype right away…

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What Poetry Means to Me

In honor of April – National Month – I Re-blog this beautiful post on to SCAN-A-ALOG today.
What does Poetry Mean To YOU?

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Poetic Day 17 of National Poetry Month:  April 17, 2019

In an e-mail this morning, poet Abbie Johnson Taylor, president of the writers’ group Behind Our Eyes, asked all the members/writers the following question, one which was posed to her by another blogger:  “What does poetry mean to you?”  In a creative manner, I try to give a partial answer to this question in my poem-of-the-day.  Past the midway point of National Poetry Month, how nice to receive a prompt which I can use to meet my goals for NPM!  This post will again conclude with five writing prompts, as well as the link for Abbie’s blog and the link for the website of Behind Our Eyes.

What Does Poetry Mean to Me?

poem by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

When I want to play with words,

poetry is the only sport at which I excel.

When I have no time for…

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Author Spotlight – Lynda McKinney Lambert

Re-Blogging this fantastic interview that was published TODAY at Writer’s Treasure Chest. Thank you, dear friends, for reading my interview and for the many “LIKES” you have clicked on here at the site…Most of all Thanks you, A.J. for the wonderful opportunity to share my thoughts on writing, art, and life.

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Welcome on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.

1. When did you start writing?

I was working on a BFA degree in Painting. One requirement for this degree is intensive writing courses in Art History. I quickly discovered that I loved doing research and writing papers. During the 4 years I took many intensive writing courses in a variety of other subjects in addition to taking every art history course that was offered at the university. When I began a course in poetry, I was hooked for life. I did not have the courage to enter my poetry in the English Department’s literary magazine, but my first publications were my photographs and art works.

When I began work on the MFA degree in Painting, I started getting my poetry published regularly in a variety of literary magazines. Each publication was like winning a prize. I was addicted to getting my work published. I’ve…

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National Poetry Month – Day 6 – 6 Poems

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April 6, 2019

National Poetry Month

On Day 6, I have posted 6 poems at this Page.

I invite you to visit the page and read the 6 poems

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Me!

 

Lynda’s Poems – Please Enjoy!

 

This Page is a GIFT to you from poet, Lynda McKinney Lambert

I invite you to share it with your friends on Social Media.

My only need is that you provide the copyright information when you share.

 

Let’s spread the Happiness

I’ll See YOU at the Top!