Poets are charged with throwing their works into the breach, paving the unseeable future with words that transform the painful, the splendid and the ordinary of where we are now and where we have been, into where we are going…making the leap, perhaps of faith or perhaps of desperation or even of joy. The future is there: blindingly dark, spattered with patches of dense brightness. We’re on the precipice, hanging above the clouds, now….LEAP
That was the call to arms with which we began International Poetry Month 2014. I hope that both Readers and Poets have enjoyed the trip. Today is the seventeenth of March, we are on the brink of spring and the newly opened leaves of these poems are scattering to the four winds, disappearing a few at a time and leaving only the voices behind. Some you will still be able to find on the web, or in a book. Some will be gone for good. Following is an alphabetical list of the participating poets; each name is also a link to the poet’s work posted at IPM. My deepest thanks to all of you who have participated in IPM 2014 through reading or writing or both.