EXPOSURE FOR POETS
Attention poets: I have an opportunity to help promote some of your poetry.
Marketing poems isn’t easy. I see several wonderful poetry blogs here at WordPress (I follow many of them).
I have an idea that may help a little. Any help is better than no help, right?
Here is my idea:
- I want to create an educational page on Read Tuesday, designed to illustrate the wide variety of poems that poets write.
- The page will consist of a wide array of terminology for different kinds of poems and features of poems, such as limericks, haiku, or iambic pentameter.
- I would list the term, describe what the term means, and provide links to examples of poems that illustrate that term.
- What I need are examples of poems that illustrate the different kinds of poems that a poet could write.
- I won’t copy your poem. I will just provide a link to it.
- Your poem needs to appear in a post on your blog so that I can provide a hyperlink. People will click on the hyperlink to visit your blog and read your poem.
Very specific kinds of poems that illustrate very specific features are better.
Obviously, I can only list a few examples of each kind of feature. So, for example, if 100 people submit an example of a haiku, I won’t include all 100 examples.
But if you have a specific kind of haiku, that may improve your chances of having your example included.
I will try to be as inclusive as possible, and since I don’t expect to receive a 100 examples of any one kind of poem, in many cases I probably won’t have to exclude anyone.
Just use this contact form to submit a poem for consideration. It’s free.
In the comments section, include the url to one of your poems. Briefly describe which poetry concept you would like for your poem to illustrate.
If, after a week or so, you don’t see your example on the poetry page (once this page goes live), feel free to use the Contact Us button on the Read Tuesday website or leave a comment on this post. Occasionally, for whatever reason, a message doesn’t get through (if so, we apologize for the inconvenience).
TIP? When you post a poem on your blog, do you ever follow it up with a brief paragraph describing the poem or your inspiration for it? I don’t mean to explain it, but say you write a cinquain. In that case, you could briefly explain what a cinquain is. I wonder if this might help slightly with search engine potential, for example (along with, say, the category poem and the tag cinquain).
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