National Poetry Month: How These 5 Poets Stand Out

Poetry Celebration with 5 Poets

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Hello national poetry month! Hello new day. Hello new time to express my adoration for fellow poets. To celebrate the legendary month, I am sharing 5 poets who stand out for me from other writers. I visit their sites regularly and urge you to connect with them too. Let’s go!

The Boi Poet

Jeremy Farmer at The Boi Poet

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First up, we have The Boi Poet, a blog full of poetry written by Jeremy Farmer. I think Jez is amazing for having such a great collection of heartfelt poetry.

The poetry types range from haiku to modern free verse. In addition, enjoy music clips, poet biographies and wisdom, spread out in posts throughout the week. Connect with Jeremy Farmer in the link above.

LScott Poetry

LScott Poetry is lovely

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Next up, let’s head to a romantic poetry site. It’s all about love and hope (well, mainly!) at LScott Poetry. Lauren Scott is the poet that you will find there, and it’s a divine time you will have a reader.

The words in her poems flow as easily as the waterfall pictured in her blog banner. And Lauren’s new book of poems, titled “New Day, New Dreams” is one I am proud to own.

Sean Bidd

Sean Bidd blog header

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Now, let’s say you want an adventure into the abstract realms. Then I suggest the poetry blog for you is Sean Bidd.

At the self-titled site, Sean often plays wistfully with words in a contemporary free-flowing form. I read the poems multiple times to get the full intention of his creations. Sean often has many projects on the go, as you’ll see when you browse his site. Click the follow button on his site, and you won’t regret it!

Maxima

Maxima brings romantic poetry

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Why yes, I do want to include here my talented friend Maxima. I have had the pleasure of working with Maxima, also known to many people as Stefan, over the course of the last few years. He is inventive, hardworking and a master at creating a love poem. Often his poetry combines romantic notions with beautiful photos of nature, reminding us how connected we are to one another and to our environment. Be sure to check out his site.

Brighter Poetics

Brighter Poetics written by Charlene Woodley

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And last, but certainly not least, is Charlene Woodley of Brighter Poetics. As a poet, Charlene is versatile enough to write several kinds of poems.

And her written words really do make me think about my self as well as my relationships. I delight in seeing her blog appear in my Inbox as that means I have a new poem to read from her! As a friend, Charlene is wonderful; I am so thankful to have met her in this blogosphere.

And these poets, these artists, are to be celebrated this month and throughout the year. I am happy for National Poetry Month as it brings much-needed attention to the art of poetry. I apologize for not mentioning many other poets that I read regularly – I couldn’t fit you all! I may write a part two… stay tuned! Thank-you to everyone who supports the poetry genre.

Are you excited to read at least one of the poems written by a writer mentioned here?

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55 thoughts on “National Poetry Month: How These 5 Poets Stand Out

  1. DG MARYOGA

    Christy ! What a brilliant anthology of poems,my friend ! I’ve visited all of them,commented and added them on my likes list ! Many thanks,you are so thoughtful 🙂
    Doda (˘▾˘~) ~(˘▾˘)

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      1. syl65

        Thank you Christy! Same here, your words come from a treasure chest that you discovered within you. Thank you for you friendship and inspiration and for all the smiles : )

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  2. seanbidd

    previously carrying on from a reply over at http://seanbidd.com/2014/04/10/currents-in-people/ … Yes, if ink can flow just a little in the mix between abstract, and a story. Often it’s easier to remember something as a poem, recall it coded in the nature, terms to its expression, and connections. Sometimes a story erupts from just a simple poem, a few lines in thought.

    Thanks again, Christy, for putting what I write out there, and not letting me hide… Cheers!

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      You will no longer hide as I want more people to know about your quality site, Sean! It is my pleasure to showcase you here and to thank you for being a part of my poetic life! Take care!

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  3. lscotthoughts

    Christy, I’m touched! Out of all the poets you follow, to be on your list is an honor, my friend, and I am forever grateful. Some of your choices I’m not familiar with, but I will definitely visit and I look forward to meeting some new bloggers! Thanks again for including me in this wonderful post and big hugs to you, too! Have a wonderful Friday! xoxo

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  4. Maxima

    My dear friend Christy,
    People like us who understand each other so well and have a high respect for each other are not easy to find.
    Your kind and beautiful words about my poetry make me feel so proud. Your exquisite poetry displaying the beauty of your soul has already been written in golden letters of Canadian poetry scene. What a magnificent legacy you leave.
    I can only hope, my dear friend, that we will continue to collaborate in future. It is something that I am looking forward to.
    Thank you once again for the high praise. I am honoured and deeply grateful.
    My deepest respect,
    Maxima

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Maxima, your comment here is beautiful. Thank-you for the words as they really do make me happy! Your work speaks for itself and I am happy to spotlight it. Take care and I’m glad you enjoyed the nomination here.

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  6. Swetank

    I am also loving poetry these days, that’s because of you my friend. Yes, I hope I will also come to learn many more things other than tech field from those fellow poets you mentioned above. Following them.. Smiles!!

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