I was recently blessed to have the chance to participate in a fantastic challenge at Robert Lee Brewer’s blog (http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/default.aspx) for National Poetry Month called the Poem-A-Day challenge. Robert challenged his readers to write one poem a day throughout the month of April. Using prompts provided by Robert, hundreds of poets, both seasoned and brand new, wrote fantastic first draft poems and posted them for all to read. One of the unexpected side effects of the challenge was a small community of people who began not only posting poems, but commenting on each other’s work, encouraging each other through some serious issues (surgeries, accidents) and teasing each other through some less serious issues (hiding snakes!)
Almost immediately it was clear that this community was here to stay and the folks at Writer’s Digest created a brand new forum in their already established forum community for the Poetic Asides crowd. To check out this fantastic group you can go to: http://forum.writersdigest.com/forums/forum-view.asp?fid=44 Enjoy!