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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?