CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 MADNESS POETRY AUTHLETES DAMON DEAN, LINDA HOFKE, AND RJ CLARKEN!


Three of the 64 Authletes competing in this year’s Madness Poetry contest are long-time past-and/or-present Bloomers! They were chosen from rigorously competitive poets, and we couldn’t be more proud of them! Congratulations to Dean, Linda, and RJ!

Voting starts tomorrow (May 10) for all three authletes, so please consider making time to read and vote, at: Madness Poetry Matchups

Best of luck, you guys!

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Who would have thought the inauguration day of our new Spotlight feature here at Poetic Bloomings would include FOUR poets to honor! In case you missed it, here is a link to this morning’s post about Barbara Young’s new book: CONGRATULATIONS, BARBARA YOUNG! | POETIC BLOOMINGS (wordpress.com).


About Spotlight: Do you have a brand new shiny book you just got published? Have you received an honor?  Won a contest?  We’d love to hear about it, and announce it to the universe!  Or, at least announce it to our Poetic Bloomings community.   Please drop an e-mail about it, including any appropriate links (i.e., where to purchase your book, etc.).  We’ll do the rest.  Our e-mail is poeticbloomings@yahoo.com .

CONGRATULATIONS, BARBARA YOUNG!

Barbara E. Young

Congratulations to our own Barbara Young on the publication of her book of poems, Heirloom Language, to be released May 20, 2021 by Madville Publishing!

Heirloom Language is full of poems about life and dying, growing up and growing old; about how being loved transcends endings, and how sometimes anger and irony are ways of expressing love. Reality is defiantly chaotic, and makes some poems partial truths, jokes, or outright lies. It isn’t their fault. That’s how things worked out.”

Barbara is the first to be highlighted in our new Spotlight feature here at Poetic Bloomings!

About Spotlight: Do you have a brand new shiny book you just got published? Have you received an honor?  Won a contest?  We’d love to hear about it, and announce it to the universe!  Or, at least announce it to our Poetic Bloomings community.   Please drop an e-mail about it, including any appropriate links (i.e., where to purchase your book, etc.).  We’ll do the rest.  Our e-mail is poeticbloomings@yahoo.com .


Link for purchasing Heirloom Language: Heirloom Language by Barbara E. Young | Madville Publishing