It has been a whirlwind of activity as I also prepare the new community I am creating to celebrate poetry.
If you missed the first announcement, I am excited to say that I am building a WordPress poetry community, very aptly named PresserPoets. (Squee!)
The mission of PresserPoets is to provide a single location for us WordPress poets to showcase our work, to mingle and support one another while inviting others to our wonderful world of poetry. Daily goals will include posting poetry in various forms (type, audio, visual), promoting the other works and media platforms of our contributors, and challenging followers with weekly themes and prompts. My long term vision includes eventually compiling best posts of the year into a hard copy book for all of us to cherish and share.
In addition, we will welcome the opportunity to celebrate and feature great poets outside our WordPress sphere, promoting growth and exposure to the greater world of poetry. We will therefore be open for general submissions.
In the spirit of nurturing poets, we will be routinely featuring related articles such as basics of poetic forms and strive to highlight and share with you what’s hot in mainstream poetry. We will also promote other communities and publishing opportunities so that you can see what’s available to you as a poet, seeking recognition and profit for your talent.
Our first month will be a soft launch of sorts, featuring work from in-house site managers so that you can see exactly what PresserPoets is all about. Our hope is that you will enjoy what we have to over and become excited about contributing your own work to the PresserPoets community.
That being said, I just sent out 3 invitations to people that have shown early interest. So let me know if you are considering joining in the fun by saying so and leaving your e-mail in the comments!
I’m so excited!