It Feels Just Like Starting Over

*UPDATED LIST AS OF JANUARY 20 – As of today, I will be unable to continue adding new bloggers to this list. While I am thrilled that so many people are resurrecting their long-form blogs, the list has become difficult to manage. I will attempt to add anyone who has asked as of today.

It’s been a while, readers. It’s almost 2018, and I haven’t posted in over a year here. Which I miss. And I’m hoping you’re still there.

If you are, then stick around for what I hope you will consider good news. Many writers like myself found their first poetry communities online. By reading posts like this one and participating in forums (like ReadWritePoem), we built relationships and learned from one another. Since I do not have an MFA and have been primarily an autodidact when it comes to poetry, this was very important for me.  And, although I now use social media to connect with a large literary community, many of us have been mourning (for lack of a better word), the opportunity to have access to each other’s extended thoughts on the writing life and poetry in general.

So, sparked by a Twitter conversation with Kelli Russell Agodon, and in honor of that more intimate connection that we so dearly miss, a group of writers have vowed to TRY to post once a week in 2018.

TRY is the operative word. Life happens. Some weeks are harder than others, busier, more complicated. But once a week, we will TRY to share something about poetry or our writing lives with you.

You may wonder what types of posts may constitute a poetry blog. The possibilities are endless but could include:

  • craft discussions
  • reviews/sharing reading lists
  • poem drafts
  • process discussions
  • Successes and failures
  • interviews
  • prompts
  • market news/suggestions
  • news of the “writing world”
  • ANYTHING!

Listed below are the writers who are participating. Follow them. Bookmark them. Have a read. And if you like something you read, SHARE IT!  That’s part of what communities do–support one another and spark conversations that are on-going & fruitful. And if you get inspired…join us!

Happy reading and writing in 2018!

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Ringleaders of This New Year’s Resolution:

Kelli Russell Agodon- http://ofkells.blogspot.com/   

Donna Vorreyer – https://djvorreyer.wordpress.com  

Bloggers to Follow in ABC Order

Beth Adams – http://www.cassandrapages.com

Neil Aitken – http://hermitpoet.neil-aitken.com

Lana Ayers – http://lanaayers.com/blog/

Teresa Hichens Ballard – http://teballard.blogspot.com/

Sandra Beasley – http://sbeasley.blogspot.com

Carolee Bennett – https://gooduniversenextdoor.com/

Mary Biddinger – wordcage.blogspot.com/ 

Andrea Blythe – http://www.andreablythe.com

Dave Bonta –  http://vianegativa.us

Jim Brock  http://picturesthatgotsmall.blogspot.com 

James Brush http://coyotemercury.com

Angela T Carr   https://angelatcarr.wordpress.com/

Patricia Caspers  http://www.patriciacaspers.com/

Ian Frederick Caton – http://analogverse.blogspot.com/

Grant Clauser http://www.uniambic.com

Kevin Connor – https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/

Jared Conti –  http://www.theoracularbeard.com 

Josephine Corcoran – http://www.josephinecorcoran.org

Jill Crammond   https://jillypoet.wordpress.com/  

Jenelle D’Alessandro – http://www.borderandgreetme.com

Laura E. Davis – http://www.dearouterspace.com/

Kate Debolt – http://www.katedebolt.net/blog/

Heather Derr-Smith – ferhext.com/   

Risa Denenberg – https://risadenenberg.weebly.com/blog

Amy Dryansky https://amydryansky.com

Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow  http://cschwartzbergedlow.blogspot.com

Andrew Eickstead http://www.unleashingthewordhoard.com 

Renee Emerson – http://www.reneeemerson.wordpress.com

Lou Faber – https://anoldwriter.com

John Foggin – http//:johnfoggin.wordpress.com/

Jeannine Hall Gailey  – webbish6.com 

Gail Goepfert – gailgoepfert.com

Erica Goss http://ericagoss.com

Uma Gowrishankar – https://umagowrishankar.wordpress.com/

Gregg – http://www.commaand.co

Sarah Kain Gutowski – mimsyandoutgrabe.blogspot.com

Charlotte Hamrick – zouxzoux.wordpress.com

Kim Whysall -Hammond – https://thecheesesellerswife.wordpress.com/

Erin Hollowell – 

Trish Hopkinson  https://trishhopkinson.com/

Jennifer Hudgens  https://jenniferelhudgens.wordpress.com

Catherine Hume: https://catherinehume.wordpress.com/

Crystal Ignatowski – http://somehiatus.tumblr.com/

MJ Iuppa – http://mjiuppa.blogspot.com/

Charles Jensen – https://charles-jensen.com/kinemapoetics-blog/

JJS  https://thisembodiedcondition.wordpress.com

Jill McCabe Johnson  http://jillmccabejohnson.com/blog-chanson-daventure.html

Dick Jones https://sisyphusascending.wordpress.com

Laura M. Kaminski – arkofidentity.wordpress.com

Collin Kelley  http://www.collinkelley.blogspot.com

Melanie Kerr http://meljkerr.blogspot.co.uk/

Kathleen Kirk https://kathleenkirkpoetry.blogspot.com/

Anita Olivia Koester – https://www.forkandpage.com/

Hyejung Kook –http://hyejungkook.tumblr.com/

Courtney LeBlanc – wordperv.com   

Diane Lockward –http://dianelockward.blogspot.com

Lorena P Matejowsky   https://nothingbutblueskies.wordpress.com/   

Marilyn McCabe OWrite.MarilynonaRoll.wordpress.com

Ann Michael – www.annemichael.wordpress.com

Amy Miller – http://writers-island.blogspot.com/

Lakshmi Mitra – 

andneverarriving.wordpress.com

James Moore –   

LouAnn Sheperd Muhm – https://louannmuhm.com/

January Gill O’Neill  – http://poetmom.blogspot.com .  

Shawnte Orion  http://batteredhive.blogspot.com/

Frank Prem – https://frankprem.wordpress.com/

Ren Powell  https://renpowell.com/category/poetry/

Pym – http://www.local-nomad.net/blog-2/

Bethany Reid http://www.bethanyareid.com/ 

Neil Reid – https://poemslanding.wordpress.com/

Susan Rich – http://thealchemistskitchen.blogspot.com

Stephen B. Rogers – http://ruesansregret.blogspot.com/

Kerfe Roig – https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/

Lee Ann Roripaugh https://runningbrush.wordpress.com/

Sarah Russell – https://sarahrussellpoetry.net

Sandra Sarr – macsarr2000.wordpress.com

Jennifer Saunders  http://www.magpiedays.com

Surazeus Seamount – http://surazeus.blogspot.com

Carl Setzer – https://questionsall.net

Martha Silano: http://bluepositive.blogspot.com/

Kim Bailey Spradlin – www.kimbaileydeal.net

Bonnie Staiger –https://bonniestaiger.com/

Jayne Stanton  https://jaynestantonpoetry.wordpress.com/

Rosemary Starace https://thresholdview.wordpress.com/

Bekah Steimel – https://bekahsteimel.com/blog/

Hannah Stephenson – http://thestorialist.com

Gerry Stewart – https://thistlewren.blogspot.fi/

Stephanie Lane Sutton athenasleepsin.wordpress.com

Christine Swint –  https://balancedonedge.blog/   

Carey Taylor –https://careyleetaylor.com.

Pam Thompson – https://pamthompsonpoetry.com/

Giles Turnbull – http://gilesturnbullpoet.com

Dylan Tweney – http://dylan20.tumblr.com/

Eric M.R. Webb – https://ericmrwebb.com

Michael Allyn Wells: http://stickpoetsuperhero.blogspot.com/

Lesley Wheeler  Lesleywheeler.org

Allyson Whipple  http://allysonmwhipple.com

Sean Wright  https://sbwrightpoet.blogspot.com.au/

Bloggers who did not leave their names:

 

 

160 thoughts on “It Feels Just Like Starting Over

    • Hey, Bonnie. Others have carried the torch for me, as I have been remiss after April. Family emergencies and losses have prevented me from having both the time and the desire to blog, but I’m glad that so many others have renewed their writing. I probably will not spearhead a collection of 2019 bloggers, but would be happy to turn over the reins!

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