Friday, April 07, 2006

Websites, Poem, NaPoWriMo, Virus

I’ve added a new section to my blog underneath my bloglist, for poets’ websites. I’ll add to that as time goes on, but there a few good ones to start off with.

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Thanks to Julie for pointing me to Jessy Randall’s A Letter to Henry in Snakeskin ezine - a poem with a difference! It made me laugh.

Check out poems in the latest edition by Julie herself, Eloise , R.A. Dusenberry (aka senia), Robert S. Daley (aka bobbyd), Helena Nelson, Eleanor Livingstone, Roddy Lumsden, and other fine poets.

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I must admit, I’ve been really impressed by some of the poems being written for NaPoWriMo at PFFA this year, and not just by people I’d expect to turn out decent drafts (even at the rate of one a day). Some of the beginning and intermediate poets there are producing better work than I’ve seen from them before, as if they’ve been energised by the need to live and breathe poetry for a month.

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Bad news for me though. I (not my computer) have a virus and feel pretty bad. I’m writing this because I don’t know what else to do with myself. My poem for tomorrow is going to be awful if this keeps up.

4 comments:

Eloise said...

Sorry you feel bad, have some lemsip and put your feet up.
I just wanted to mention that bobbyd, AKA Robert Daley also got a poem into Snakeskin. Another victory for the groundlings.
Eloise

Rob Mackenzie said...

Great! I don't know how I missed clicking on that link because I gave Bobby a critique on a much earlier form of the poem. He worked really hard to fine-tune it and it's very good - a first publication for him too, I think.

I've edited my post to include him.

Bluesky_Liz said...

Feel better soon, Rob.

Rob Mackenzie said...

I'm feeling OK now. Just a bad cough that won't go away, but doesn't affect my writing.