Thursday, February 16, 2017

Project: Undiscovered


Challenge:

For the entire month of March, I will post an original poem each day.  

Goal:

My goal is to self-publish these 31 poems into a book of poetry by April, 2017.

How YOU can help!

In order for this to work, I will need as much constructive feedback as possible!  Throughout the month, I will be busy revising, editing, and rewriting each and every poem I post on this blog.  The more feedback I get, the better the poems.  This is where you come in!  Check this blog each day to see an original poem that I post.  In the comments section, please leave constructive and concrete feedback that I can use to revise and edit and improve that poem.  For example, you could comment on my use of diction, tone, and voice; how I break my lines, the imagery I use, or my choice in free verse or structured meter.  Help me workshop these poems!

What's in it for me?

I am looking to the collective wisdom of the literary Internet in order to help me self-publish my poetry.  By helping me, you will be a part of a crowd-sourcing movement to edit and revise poetry. A project like this has never been attempted before and I truly believe that by working together, we can put forth a fantastic book of poetry for everyone to enjoy.

If you decide to participate, by leaving concrete and constructive feedback on each poem, I will thank you in two ways: 
  1. I will include your name in the Acknowledgments section of the book.
  2. I will give you a free copy of the book!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 1 at Project: Undiscovered Launch Day.  I am excited to begin this project with all of your help.  I have many poems to share and lots of revisions to make, so let’s begin!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Getting ready

Dear Readers,

In preparation for debuting my new poetry project, I will need some help.  For this project to be a success, I will need to increase the readership of this blog.  Normally, I am not one to count readers, but this project depends on as many people as possible reading this blog.

If you know anyone who enjoys reading and writing poetry, discussing poetry, or workshopping poetry, please send this blog to them.

Undiscovered Poetry

I will need all the help I can get to make this a success!  Please pass Undiscovered Poetry along to anyone and everyone you know who loves poetry.

I promise.  You will be happy you did!