This week, the poets who frequent dVerse Poetry Pub are gearing up to celebrate an Anniversary–3 years! Brian and Claudia have lined up all kinds of fun and inspirational virtual events. I won’t give anything away but instead invite/beg you to head on over and see what they’ve cooked up for us. The Invites will be posted today at 12 Noon, EDT, HERE.
Being part of the team since the beginning has been a huge privilege for me. It’s true–at times it’s demanding (LOTS of preparation and commenting). I even submitted my resignation once and immediately regretted it but Brian and Claudia gave me the option of taking a LOA for a couple of months to ready my next novel for publishing. (If you want to know more about the novel, The Sin of His Father, check out my Website.)
The community of poets who frequent “The Pub” are from many countries, diverse backgrounds and belief systems, as well as varying levels of poetic experience and skill. Accepting the various challenges offered by the team, we write in many forms from the most structured to unique free forms. It’s fun to see how a poet’s work develops, how we grow as poets and persons. Being a part of the pub offers a glimpse of new ways of looking at things and acceptance of one another in spite of our differences.
I better clam up now, since I will be posting Saturday’s Anniversary wrap-up and don’t want to use up all my insights here. But if you do stop by for that, you will, no doubt, experience some deja-vu all over again, to quote the inimitable Yogi Berra.
As you may have guessed, the purpose of this post is to invite you to join us. For the poets among you, I hope you will contribute at least one (or more) of your own poems. And, everyone else–read one or many. Who knows? You may catch the poetry bug and give it a try yourself. Perfection not required. It’s a process.
Have a wonderful week, and Happy Anniversary, dVerse!