Greetings, Friends of Poetry Jam!
It has been a while since I've introduced the team of people who post for Poetry Jam. (And we have undergone some changes.) So I decided to take the opportunity to do that today. None of us are strangers to the Poetry Blogosphere, and if you travel around a bit you will see us posting at a wide variety of sites. What I personally like about Poetry Jam is that it is a smaller site and we have only one prompt a week. This gives poets time to think about the prompt and write to it; and it also gives people time to visit other poets who link their poems at some time during the week. We are so glad to have you share poetry with us.
We have four people on our team, which means you will see a prompt for each of us about once a month. We all have our different styles, which I think is cool as we get to mix things up in a good sort of way every week.
My name is Mary, and I wear a few different 'hats' in the blogosphere. Perhaps you have also seen me as an administrator of /contributor to Poets United, a contributor (prompter) at both dVerse Poets and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, in addition to here at Poetry Jam. If I have time, I check other poetry sites as well. My poetry blog is In the Corner of My Eye.
Then there is Peggy. Peggy can be found participating in various sites in the sphere. In addition to her monthly prompt here at Poetry Jam, she is a member of the Imaginary Garden and darts in and out at other sites when she has a moment. You never know where she will turn up with her poetry and photography. Peggy blogs at On a Day Like Today.
Dani is another once-a-month contributor to Poetry Jam who is also very active at various sites from Poets United to dVerse to Imaginary Garden and more. Her very unique poetry blog (which, in addition to poetry, is very dense with music and art) is my heart's love songs.
The newest member of the Poetry Jam team is Laurie, but I am sure she is no stranger to most of you. She is on staff of dVerse, the assistant creative writing editor for The River Muse online journal, and a member of (former contributor to) the Imaginary Garden. She will be doing a regular once a month prompt as well, beginning next week! Laurie can be found writing for a myriad of sites, including dVerse, the Garden, Three Word Wednesday, the Mag, and more. Her poetry blogs are Laurie Kolp Poetry and Bird's-Eye Gemini.
I want to give a shout-out to Brian as well. Though he is not on staff here at Poetry Jam, he truly is the epitamy of an involved and supportive participant. There is not one week that he does not share a poem for a prompt, and there is not one week that he does not set the example by making the rounds of everyone who posts a poem....coming back several times during the week. Brian blogs at Waystationone, and as most know he is everywhere in the poetry blogosphere. Thanks, Brian.
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See you around the Jam!