About International Poetry Month

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Since its inception International Poetry Month has offered a welcoming context for talented poets who are looking for a broader audience. IPM offers poets and readers the opportunity to reach around the globe and find beauty and inspiration from a worldwide community of readers and writers.

International Poetry Month had a ‘leap year’ in 2016 but it returned in January of 2017 once again offering a new opportunity to read, write and participate in the project. Submissions are currently open until Feb 10, 2017.

Bonnie McClellan-Broussard – editor IPM

For further reference about how the project works, please continue reading below:

So, how does International Poetry Month work:

  • Submissions open on or about Jan. 15th of each year with a series of short essays presented on that year’s theme.
  • IPM starts on February 1st each year and ends on February 28th.
  • One new poem is posted each day for 28 days and then they begin disappear on March 2nd of that same year.
  • Each day, an introductory note and a teaser quote for that day’s poem along with a link is e-mailed to the participating poets and to IPM subscribers.
  • Where the poet permits, an audio recording of the poem being read is left behind along with any available links to the poet and their work.

To request further information or to subscribe, please contact IPM via e-mail at: bmcclellan.lapoeta@gmail.com

To learn more, read the introductory essays or hear the works from previous years, click on the links below:

IPM 2014 – Read the introductory essay, listen to the poems and find links to the poets:

Theme: LEAP

INTRODUCTORY ESSAY and POETRY

IPM 2013 – Read the introductory essays, listen to the poems and find links to the poets:

Theme: CULTURAL ATLAS

INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS and POETRY

IPM 2012 – Read the introductory essays, listen to the poems and find links to the poets:

Theme: THE GESTURE

INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS ,  POETRY  and CLOSING NOTE

IPM 2011 – Read the introductory essays, listen to the poems and find links to the poets:

Theme: TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY

INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS ,  POETRY  and CLOSING NOTE

IPM 2010 – Read the introductory essays, listen to the poems and find links to the poets:

Theme: ART INSPIRES ART

INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS ,  POETRY  and CLOSING NOTE


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