Tuesday, April 29, 2014

National Poetry Month: 30 Days of The 5-2 (2014)

5-2 Tour BadgeApril is National Poetry Month, and today is Day 29 in the "30 Days of The 5-2" blog tour. Check out the list of the tour to visit other posts celebrating The 5-2. The Editor of The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly is Gerald So, who was interviewed recently by Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme. 

All April revenue from 5-2 and Lineup poetry anthology books and merchandise is donated to the nonprofit Academy of American Poets, supporting poets at all stages of their careers and fostering the appreciation of contemporary poetry.

I'd like to suggest a poem by Linda Lerner, entitled, "Fear As Loud As A Mugging," that appeared on The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly on April 14, 2014.  For a real treat, listen to Linda recite her poem as you read along.

The National Center for Victims of Crime offers "Help for Crime Victims."

From The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly, Linda Lerner's bio:

LINDA LERNER's Takes Guts & Years Sometimes was published by NYQ books, 2011. She previously published thirteen collections of poetry. Forthcoming: a chapbook of poems inspired by nursery rhymes illustrated by Donna Kerness (Lummox Press). Yes, the Ducks Were Real will by published by NYQ books in 2015.

Follow The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly on Twitter @PoemsOnCrime.

To submit to The 5-2 Crime Poetry Weekly or find out more about guest opportunities, visit here.

One of Ray Bradbury's "12 Pieces of Advice for Young Writers," which he calls "writing hygiene," includes: "...create a course of bedtime reading, that includes: one short story, one poem, and one essay...". WritingClasses.com offers a "Poetry Writing Resource List." Be sure to check out Poets & Writers' "Tools for Writers."

Ever wonder what the Poet Laureate of the U.S. does? Stop by the Library of Congress site to find out!

Thanks to Gerald So for inviting me to participate in #30OfThe52.

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