21 May 2011

Honors and Appreciation

Earthen Fort Visit was chosen as Poem of the Week by Luna on Jingle Poetry! I'm so proud, very excited, and a bit surprised. Of course, I'm also honored and humbled. Thank you so much!

I've been enjoying participating in Jingle Poetry's weekly Poetry Potlucks for a few weeks now, and I've loved meeting and reading new poets. Hanging out on this blog also led me to Carry On Tuesday, Three Word Wednesday, and Thursday Poets' Rally from Promising Poets Parking Lot.

I started writing poetry when I was a kid, as part of some English class in elementary school. It's always been something I've enjoyed, but I had put it down for a long time due to being busy and feeling uncreative. I'm glad I started up a blog for National Poetry Writing Month. 

When I started my blog, I didn't really think I'd have very many followers or get many readers outside of my family and friends. Mostly, it was a way to feel more accountable for writing a poem every day during the month. I've been pleasantly surprised, honored, and overjoyed by all the positive attention, the new and interesting poetry, and being part of online poetry communities.

I'm so glad that my writings are enjoyed by others and that I've been able to share them with other artists. Thank you to everyone who has read, commented on, and enjoyed any of my poetry.



  1. I am glad to read you here!
    Jess, having you over with JP is a complete honor to us.. :)

    Wishing you the very best in writing n life too!
    Sending you many Hugs.. xxx

  2. Thanks for posting in my blog! Thus I followed the link over to your blog. Nice to meet you here online, and hope our paths cross again.