Poet, editor, and charming-young-man-about-town Dustin Brookshire is hosting a poetry exchange via snail mail. If you go to his blog you can read about how to be a part of this exchange. I’m going to participate because I need something to shake the page fright out of me. Since I haven’t been sharing my poems on my blog, I’ve been feeling inhibited, as if everything I write has to be gold. Which means I’ve been writing garbage lately. Writing is all about expression of self and exchange of ideas, at least for me. So climb aboard Dustin’s poetry train and take a ride.
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Christine Swint’s poems have appeared in Calyx, Birmingham Poetry Review, Slant, a Journal of Poetry, Tampa Review, Heron Tree, Ekphrasis, and others. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best New Poets, and she has won first place prizes from the Georgia Poetry Society and Agnes Scott College. Her first collection, Swimming This, was published in 2015 by FutureCycle Press. She teaches first-year composition at a metro-Atlanta university and writes about poetry, art, hiking, and yoga at Balanced on the Edge, https://balancedonedge.blog
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6 thoughts on “I Was Born Doing Reference Work In Sin: The Great Poetry Exchange”
I went through that initially, but it passed. Thanks for the heads-up.
I saw this at Read Write Poem this morning and thought it was a great idea. I would have participated but I’m already signed up for the August Poetry Postcard Festival. I’ll be sending out 31 postcards. Hope all is well. Have a great night.
Michelle, I’m doing the Postcard thing too! Is it the one that starts on July 27? I figured I’d include the person who Dustin pairs me with.
If I had time, I’d totally do this, but I’m totally in fiction mode right now. Hope the exchange clears the cobwebs. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this info!
Thanks for the info, Christine. I’ll check it out.