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THE POET BY DAY is an information hub created by a poet for poets. It shines a special – but not exclusive – light on:
- 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. For the most part, poetry will be the subject of morning posts. And event and information about resistance efforts – and about regional poetry events – will post late in the day. I don’t expect the later to be everyday. We’ll see how things develop.
- 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 is place 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.
Formerly: a feature writer specializing in business, employment and vocational education and for two years, associate editor to the California Job Journal and for six years a columnist, On the Job Front.
Current focus is poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction and iPhoneOgraphy with a special interest in 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 Actively supports freedom of expression, sustainability and human rights.
Coffee, Tea and Poetry is a home for simple pleasures and features poets and their poems, specialty teas and coffees along with slow-carb grain-free recipes. If you have a food poem you’d like featured send it and a brief bio to Jamie Dedes email@example.com with Coffee, Tea and Poetry in the subject line. Encourages responsible sourcing and wholesome – not prefabricated – foods.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Actively supports peace, environmental sustainability, social justice and a life of the spirit.
Second Light Live, U.K. – Page includes a list of features on Second Light by the “U.S. connection.”
update: May 19, 2017
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