Friday, April 20, 2012

Ye'ole Poetry Challenge Is Over, Almost

This is Sunday, Day 7- you should be ready to put down your pens and pencils, and share your finished, or unfinished work for our challenge.

Not only did we (editors) write poetry, but a few of us wrote more than one. Not bragging (yes, E is), but having an office quiet from distraction; if you don't count the birds chirping their little beaks off each day, and a random car going by because our windows stayed open all day...we accomplished a lot!

We hope you did as well.

The challenge was- turn off your computers, televisions (iPods are allowed), and any other electronic devises, and pull our your pencils, pen, and paper and begin drafting a poem for National Poetry Month. Does that mean we have to write in the dark? No, only by candlelight. We wanted to find out what it would be like centuries ago, when they had no electronics and wrote those long long epic poems we all loved reading in college.

We figure a few cheated and who will know but least your took time to draft and craft words into lines, and then will share them (and about us!) on your personal and professional blog sites, or on here in the comment section. Make sure you leave everyone a link to your sites, so we can find you!

If you had not finished your pieces, then you had until Sunday evening to post them on your sites, come back here and link them, or post them in our comments section. This post will remain up until the end of the month. Anytime will work, because the whole month of April is National Poetry Month. Just share your work!

Thanks for joining in with us, and any completed poems can and will be if you email us a note considered for our yearly anthology slated to come out in October.

Please check out our submission page if you are interested in being in the magazine. We are not just about many more creatures lurk in the dark spaces of our minds and want a place to premiere.

Thank you,

Editorial Team

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April- National Poetry Month, Create Something Together

In the words of Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

In our words- Let's do something poetry-ie together. We love poetry!

On the third week of April we shall band together and write something in our journal, from draft to finished piece without the use of electronics, and produce it for the world to see!

How is this helping celebrate April- National Poetry Month in a new way?

Many poets band together to heighten poetry's presence in the eyes of the world.  We want to help.

...dubbed Ye'ole Poetry Challenge by our friend

We (any of you can join us) are going with it and shall do it by candle light. No electronic editing either, only long hand. Let's find out what poets of the early centuries who had no electronics or electricity endured when they worked furiously to put their inner most words, thoughts, and feelings down on paper.

You don't write poetry you say? Write someone a letter and mail it. I miss the natural ease of picking out stationary, a pen, and selecting someone to write my inner most feelings and thoughts too. It would most definitely surprise them! Write them a poem. Tell them it is National Poetry Month.

Even better...leave the poem or poems on small pieces of paper around town. This is not an original idea, nor is the journal writing. But we want to have fun with this.

Beginning April 16th, write a draft, either using daylight or candles during the night. Then over the next four days revise your poem and produce it on your personal blog, Facebook, and or other site produce the poem for everyone to see. Do not use the computer until you post the poem to share. We will all share.

Z-composition will post our poem(s), editors by midnight Friday, April 20th. From there you can link your poetry (on your site or in comment box) from this blog site.

How we will know if everyone followed the rule of only candlelight and no electronics? Zombies are watching you. No, you will just have to police yourselves. Actually if you cannot do it that week because of scheduling issues then just do it before hand. Be sure to let us know it is up!

Write about whatever you desire- our site is not just about the unDead!

How will anyone know? Send us an email or comment here and let us know you are on board. (and it does not have to be about Zombies)

Z-composition is a bit late in joining the poetry band wagon, but we just got our 2nd issue of the magazine up. Z-composition April 2012