Yesterday I posted a new picture on FAMILY VOICES — our good friend Linda Boyden — so I hope you will visit the site to enjoy it and mention it to others. Here’s the link again. https://www.facebook.com/ozarksfamilyvoices/
Tomorrow I’m featuring Marjorie Maddox and her two new books, INSIDE OUT: POEMS ON WRITING AND READING POEMS WITH INSIDER EXERCISES and I’M FEELING BLUE, TOO! I hope you will join me for that.
And on the same post, up in the ANNOUNCEMENT segment, you will find the new Word of the Month Poetry Challenge word for August. Don’t miss that!
Voting was close for the July Hall of Fame Poet. Steven Withrow, V. L. Gregory, and Silindile Ntuli finished in a tie. However, both Steven and Virginia are previous winners and cannot win again during this twelve month period. Therefore it is my pleasure to announce that Silindile is our July Hall of Fame Poet.
A special thank you to our one and only July young poet, Taylor McGowan, for her good poem. Several people have commented on how much they enjoyed that. We’re always glad to see your work, Taylor.
Congratulations to you, Silindile, and my thanks to everyone who contributed a nice, itchy poem during July. It was a month of many chuckles.
For August I decided to change the subject entirely. Our August word is LOVE. What can you do with that? I look forward to seeing what your creative minds conjure up!
August marks the 11th month for Word of the Month. September will complete the first year. Starting in October, all previoius Monthly Hall of Fame Poets will once again be eligible to win. Starting with October, I’ll announe a new system for selecting the monthly winners.
Also in October, we’ll post the winning poems for each of the first twelve months so everone can vote on our first Hall of Fame Poet of the Year. That should be exciting! We’ll have two ballot boxes up, one for the adults and one for the young poets.
Thanks for the ideas about how to celebrate my first blog anniversary on August 9. Please keep them coming. I leave town Sunday for five days but will do my best ot stay in touch.