- global arts and poetry initiatives for peace, sustainability and social justice
- minority poets
- poets just finding their voices in maturity
Since the recent election in the United States and the installation of a new administration, I find myself taking advantage of this venue to provide information on and encouragement for nonviolent protest against environmental degradation and racism and for women’s rights and human rights. I feel rather like Orwell did when he wrote A Little Poem – “but born alas in an evil time…” – I have a moral responsibility to address injustice through poetry – certainly – but also by other means.
- to honor the place of poetry in our lives;
- to acknowledge good poets, both established and emerging;
- to encourage poetry for social and environmental justice;
- to shine a light on women and minority poets and poets just finding their voices in maturity;
- to encourage you in your writing and provide helpful information and resources;
- to have fun, to laugh, to feel good … and to cry when that’s needed.
This space specializes in featuring talented but lesser know poets, underrepresented voices, poetry initiatives for peace, sustainability and social justice and poetry news, events and publication opportunities. Its purpose is also to explore the world of poetry and to honor the space in which poetry bares witness and offers us comfort and vision.
JAMIE DEDES: The Poet by Day blog Founder and Content Editor: Poet, “Poetry Champion,” Writer, and Managing Editor of The BeZine, a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines.
JAMIE DEDES, a former columnist and associate editor of a regional employment publication, currently runs The Poet by Day, an information hub for poets and writers. She is the managing editor of The BeZine published by The Bardo Group, a virtual arts collective that she founded and is a weekly contributor to Beguine Again, a site showcasing spiritual writers. Her work is featured in a variety of publications and on sites including: Ramingo’s Porch, Vita Brevis Literature, Compass Rose, Connotation Press, The Bar None Group, Salamander Cove, Second Light, I Am Not a Silent Poet, Meta / Phor(e) /Play, California Woman and shortly in Levure Littéraire. Her poetry was recently read by Northern California actor Richard Lingua for Poetry Woodshed, Belfast Community Radio. Jamie Dedes was featured in a lengthy interview on the Creative Nexus Radio Show where she was dubbed “Poetry Champion.”
Current focus: poetry, feature articles for commerical publications, creative nonfiction, fiction and iPhoneOgraphy. Special interest: art as a change agent. Organized The BeZine 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change as an annual virtual event and founded The Bardo Group – now The Bardo Group Beguines – to create a community of like-minded poets, writers, musicians, artists and clergy – to help foster the peace, however modest the effort.
I live with my lifelines (MacBook and iPhone 6), life support (oxygen compressor) and unconditional love from my elderly-disabled Rat Terrier-Chihuahua mix, Baxter, companion, muse and office manager. Note: Baxter died on May 17, 2017 at 6:06 p.m.
The Poet by Day features Sunday Announcements: Calls for Submissions, Contests, Events and other useful news. Responses to Wednesday Writing Prompts are published on the following Tuesday. Send announcements and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org
This site actively supports freedom of expression, sustainability and human rights.
The BeZine fosters understanding through a shared love of the arts and humanities and all things spirited; seeks to make a contribution toward personal healing and deference for the diverse ways people try to make moral, spiritual and intellectual sense of a world in which illness, violence, despair, loneliness and death are as prevalent as hope, friendship, reason and birth. Submissions to Jamie Dedes email@example.com
The BeZine actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.
update: February 5, 2018
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Link: HERE to The Poet by Day blog
Update: March 5, 2018