Thursday, April 27, 2006

Poetry Thursday {Part 2}

As I mentioned last week, there is some cooking going on in the Poetry Thursday kitchen.

I am happy to announce that next week, Lynn and I are going to present you with Poetry Thursday: the blog.
As I mentioned in an earlier post this week, last weekend Lynn and I spent some time exploring the zoo here in Tacoma and discussing Poetry Thursday. Some of you probably know Lynn from her blog Sprigs. You already know that her wit and intelligence are a wicked combination, but this is even more true in person. And her poetry invites one to pause and read her words again. Then read the words out loud, letting the sounds resonate and the images dance across the mind.

Here is a brief bio to properly introduce her:

Lynn is a professional writer and editor with more than a decade of experience. Her background is in communications, Web writing and magazine editing, and her work has won numerous awards. Lynn began writing poetry in 1996, after reading a poem by Pablo Neruda while on vacation in Washington, D.C. Her poetry has appeared in several literary journals, including Fence magazine.

She began blogging in October 2005 so she could explore personal essay writing and connect with an audience in an immediate and tangible way. She lives in Seattle with her husband, hamster, Egyptian spiny mouse and aquatic frog.


Next Wednesday we will unveil the site. On that day, you can come here or go to Lynn's blog to discover the new URL and some more information about the new Poetry Thursday blog.
The intention of Poetry Thursday will be the same: Share a poem of your own or one by someone else. Lynn and I will share some suggested guidelines, other information, and ideas next week!