“Jamie Dedes who founded The Bardo Group, an online arts collective in 2011 and is founding and managing editor of The BeZine, has another blog called The Poet By Day. This is an information hub created by a poet for poets, we all know it is a wide wide world of poetry out there, and getting lost in the tangles of poetry world is so easy, Jamie has done such a great job of doing the work for you, information with one click, a guide to stay current. Have a look and see if there is something here that can be helpful to you. The Sunday Poesy is a favorite link here for me. Thanks Jamie for your hard work on this site.” Armenian-American poet Silva Merjanian, author of the awarding winning collection Rumor and of Uncoil a Night.
“In The Poet by Day Jamie Dedes introduces and celebrates the work of contemporary poets, well and little known, especially women, from many different cultures. She also features poets and writers from the recent or more distant past, sometimes to fit in with particular themes. Her style is informal which makes this blogzine very accessible. It highlights poetry’s connection with peace, sustainability and other global issues and includes thoughtful reviews with examples of poets’ work. It also offers advice about writing poetry and information about poetry events and outlets.” Award winning British poet and consultant to Second Light Network of Women Poets, Myra Schneider
“Here be inspiration”
“There are blogs and there are blogs. There is writing; there is poetry; there is art; there is human endeavour and there is ‘The Poet by Day’. Rarely, if ever, have I come across a web log like this, of such towering integrity. Seldom have I encountered such a willingness to subjugate self for the benefit not only of the art of the written word, but also for the benefit of poets and writers everywhere. Here be a deep well of inspiration.
“This is enhanced, in a major way, by her own invention, a blog called ‘Into The Bardo’ (now a collaborative blog, ‘The BeZine’), which represents the noblest of goals, an aspiration to connect all life on Earth spiritually; to unite the World in one grand scheme, which, if it achieves nothing, fills us with hope.” British poet, writer and musician, John Anstie
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