First I want to thank my Guest Reader, Silindile Ntuli, who appeared here yesterday and generated a lot of excitement and comments. If you haven’t checked her out yet, I hope you will soon.
I know of others who are planning to be my Guest Readers but no one is on hand yet for next week. Please don’t hang back. This has been a meaningful summer series enjoyed by many people. All you need to do is send me your picture and a poem. If you would rather send an article about yourself and your writing, that’s fine too. Please keep the article to 500 words or under. You can do both and be featured twice. How’s that?
Have you voted yet for the July Hall of Fame Poet? Don’t forget. Here’s the link: http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/let-the-voting-begin-5 . At this time our leaders are Steven Withrow, V. L. Gregory, and Silindile Ntuli. The polls close this Friday night so don’t let your chance slip by.
Found Poems are still pouring in at http://davidlharrison.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/announcing-a-new-challenge . Cory Corrado must have more than a dozen by now. Finding poetry in everyday prose is a great way to exercise our powers of observation and sensitivity to the accidental poetic arrangement of words. Georgia Heard has visited the site more than once to check out the growing collection. As I told you, Georgia is currently compiling a book of Found Poems so she is open to the discovery of good ones. To learn more about Georgia and her wonderful work, here’s a link. http://georgiaheard.com.