2011 marked new beginnings and a first for me as a poet. I began this blog on April 1st, the start of National Poetry Month, and completed my third consecutive year writing a poem a day for Robert Brewer’s Poetic Asides Blog at Writer’s Digest.com. I joined more than a hundred poets from around the world who diligently composed and posted at least one poem each day for thirty days.
A group of those same poets, lead by Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik, started a Facebook Group named “The Anthologists” and decided to put together a compilation of poems based on Brewer’s daily prompts. After months of collaboration, on December 17, 2011, Prompted, An International Collection of Poems arrived from the publisher. Three of my poems, “Empty”, “A Mother’s Prayer”, and “New Models” were included in the anthology. I carefully turned the pages of the book and inhaled the printed words. Wow!
The book is now available on Amazon.com and our editor, Pearl, wrote this note:
5 stars for a cooperative, collective work by 40 international poets. – diversified voices, countries, and connections born and nurtured online – there is so much that we can do in this “spinning marble” we share, if we decide to work together!
With this spirit in mind….
Profits from this collection are being directly donated to LitWorld.org a wonderful international literacy organization.
In 2012,I hope to continue writing more poetry and sharing it. It keeps me sane.