As a former editor of a small journal, I miss that feeling of pulling out the letter opener (yes, this dates me) and finding that one story, poem that I know I have to see into print. Though my time and resources are too finite to edit, I have decided that there is no better moment than Poetry Month to breathe a little life into this blog, while showcasing the work of my fellow poets.
Starting tomorrow and going through May 1st (I snoozed on April Fools' and I don't want to rob anyone of whoever the 30th poet will be…), you'll see one previously published piece featured here daily. The contributors range from authors of 16 books (!) to those whose first collections have just been released to those whose work is still emerging.
My hopes? To give a small nod to many fine poets and their pieces that, though previously published, to my knowledge don't come with an expiration date. To give you a series of lines that keep you throughout your day, To celebrate these very alive and lively writers, as we tour their work in appreciation of the necessity of poetry. Especially now, in 2017.
Natasha Kochicheril Moni is a writer and a licensed naturopath in WA State. Enjoying this blog? Feel free to put a little coffee in Natasha's cup, right here.