Please recommend this post to boost our recognition at Gather. We are an awesome group!
April's Mindful Poetry Contest III was a wonderful event. We had 393 submissions from a total of 40 poets. We had a number of first timers for our group. We gained two new members. A quarter (ten poets) of those who participated wrote a poem every day or missed only one day of the whole month.
Compare this to last year's contest where we had 268 poems submitted by a total of 39 poets with six poets writing every day or missing only one day.
I have the break-down of who submitted and what they submitted for the past two years if you want more stats, please ask.
Our last "week" consisted of one day. The challenge form was open and many forms were submitted. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day for April 30th.
Here is a listing of all the Poems-of-the-Day.
Here's a list of all the Poems-of-the-Week.
Now roll out the carpet as we welcome Mindful Poetry's 2012-13 Poet Laureate.
For his consistent writing, affirmations and suggestions, and all-around poetic nature, please congratulate John Beckas our new Poet Laureate!
John joins our line-up of past Poet Laureates
2010: Atticus *
2011: Mustafa Demiri
2012: John Beck
Everyone is welcome to join our group. We focus on traditional form poetry in sometimes untraditional voices. We care for one another's work and support and encourage each other. We enjoy annual contests, monthly form-challenges, and always an atmosphere of respect for the word-artist.