Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Welcome to One Shot Wednesday - Week 29
Welcome to One Shot everyone! My name is Brian Miller and I will be your host today. We look forward to reading your amazing poetic offerings, and are excited you are here, but first let me tell you about a few things that will be rolling out in the next couple weeks with my Friday Poetically.
If you joined us last week, we wrote poetry to the amazing talent of Joe Satriani. Each month we will look at different musical inspirations for our poetry. This Friday, I will launch a new monthly children's wall, where we will be posting poems by children/teens. If you know word artists that happen to be children or have kids of your own, we encourage you to submit their work via email to One Stop Poetry. We will put several up each week and you will be notified the week your child's poem goes up on the wall. In order to provide protection for children under 14 years of age, we ask that you have them create a pen name. Each work of poetry can then be displayed with that name.
Those are just a few of the features you can look forward to on Fridays.
We also would appreciate your vote for One Stop Poetry if you are on Twitter. We have been nominated in two categories (by the Twitter community) we are in good position to receive an award which would reflect back on each of you as this is a community. There is a Shorty Awards button to the right of the page.
Let's give the microphone back to all of you for One Shot Wednesday. Happy One Shot everyone!
If you are new to One Shot Wednesday, please feel welcome to participate by doing the following:
1, Write an original poem and post it to your blog
2, Link back to One Shot Wednesday from your post
3, Sign up in the Mr Linky list,(use the URL from your blog) linking directly to your post, AFTER you've posted it. Mr Linky will be open from 5pm EST Tuesday (10pm UK) until 3am EST Thursday (8am UK). If you need help with this, please ask in the comment box.
4, Go visit others that have posted. This is a great way to learn new forms, meet new poets and gain inspiration for your next piece. though this is not mandatory we encourage you to visit at least one other poet and give some helpful feedback.
5. For some of you I need to stress - don't feel that you need to comment on each poem. Take in the inspiration of a few with a good cup of tea or coffee.
On behalf of my fellow cohorts, Adam Dustus , Leslie Moon, Pete Marshall,Chris Galford, Jessica Kristie, Claudia Schoenfeld, Gay Cannon and myself - welcome and enjoy!!!!!