I wanted to share pieces of PoetryDances.com's newsletter with everyone. PoetryDances is a fabulous new site that searches blogs and writing communities to find great poets and poetry. They then showcase the works of these writers on their site and possibly in their press releases. They have found several of their favorite writers here at WritingRoom.com and mentioned some of them by name in their recent newsletter. PoetryDances also accepts submissions and reading requests. I highly encourage all poets to check them out; the more exposure you get as a writer the better your chances for success.
Poetrydances.com - Newsletter: September 2008-09-30
big thanks to everyone who submitted their own poetry or links to other
great poems hosted on various sites around the Internet. Without you, poetrydances.com would not be here.
news for writers listed on the site. It seems from site stats that
rather than clicking through, many people are spending a lot more time
reading the great poetry that has been linked to or submitted directly.
Which is great- since it is the main reason we are doing what we are
Who are we ?
are just three. Three people who love to read great poetry and seem to
like similar kinds of work (don't know if that's a good or a bad
thing!) We share post-its or emails about work we have found out in the
ether of the Internet that would be ideal to post on our site. Two of
us are based here in South Korea and another over in sunny Florida.
Many of the people submitting poems, and other writers that have seen their poems listed on poetrydances.com have become 'Favorite Writers' on the Site. To those whose submissions have not yet been successful we offer apologies again, and look forward hopefully to seeing further submissions in time.
Favorite writers shown so far on the site are currently, in order of appearance:
J. M Yeary
Cleo Harter Amos
Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago
Robyn R. Gray
Claudia Anne Krizay
Holly White Valliant
Alicia K. Jones
Big thanks to all of these people for allowing us to showcase their fine work!
the Site began we have pretty much stuck to our core activities;
linking to great poems on other sites, hosting submitted poetry along
with our own, and showcasing Favorite Writers. Recently we started a
couple or three new ideas too:
is just for fun- a page where you can send in a line/quote or two or
more if you want as to what poetry 'is' to you. For your troubles we'll
list your name and blog/website etc alongside your quote/s.
have many successful reciprocal links in place with different blogs and
poetry sites- thanks so much to all of you. We hope you are also
enjoying some increased traffic to your site/s as a result. No
favorites, we are grateful to all but, special thanks to Lindsay at writingroom.com, Martha at listenandbeheard.net and John and staff over at gotpoetry.com.
Any help you can offer by linking us on your blogs, websites or social network sites would be gratefully accepted!
We look forward to keeping in contact- so please…
keep your poetry coming! And please keep sending links for other great work you find out there !
A very big thank you from us,
Tony, Young Joo and John.