IPM 2MX…Where have all the poems gone?

International Poetry Month 2010 is now closed. The marauding hordes left the library ablaze, the flood washed away the ashes, the caravan carrying the last copy of the precious poetry collection has vanished in the desert.

What remains is the oral tradition; I have made audio files of each poem available where the poem used to be posted. There is also the possibility that a copy of some of these works still exist in the archives of the poets themselves. Anyone who is on my e-mail list has a ‘fragment’ of each work. Perhaps, like the poems of Sappho, this is all that will remain.

I would like to extend my profound thanks to the following guest poets for their contributions:

Anonymous 21st cent. Italian Poet

Chris Fillebrown

Brad Frederiksen

Tom McClellan

Adina Richman

Liliane Richman

Jere Schaefer

Paul Squires

Several of these poets have blogs where new poetry may be encountered. I encourage anyone suffering from poetry withdrawal to visit these sites by clicking on any of the names that appear in colour.

Thanks as well to everyone who has stopped by to read and comment on the posted work. It has been a real joy to present so much fine poetry this year. Now I have to start thinking about next year, and as my sweetheart reminded me this morning, get back to writing.

A presto!

A Tour through The Gardens: by Liliane Richman

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To read more from Liliane Richman, click HERE to access her blog.

Click below to listen to the audio version of this poem.


Diaspora: by Bonnie McClellan

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.
To listen to the audio version of the poem, click below.

bonsai: by Chris Fillebrown

The written version of this poem has disappeared from IPM. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To listen to the podcast of this poem, click on the player below:

To read the poem on Chris’ blog, Click HERE.

Round Dance: by Bonnie McClellan

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To listen to the podcast, click on the player below:

Outdoor Living 3 and 9: by Bonnie McClellan

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To listen to the podcast, click on the player below:

Windfarm 3 and 9: by Bonnie McClellan

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To listen to the podcast, click on the player below:

Mockingbird Sings the Blues: by Bonnie McClellan

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To listen to the podcast, click on the player below:

Sometimes: by Adina Richman

The written version of this poem has disappeared. If you’re wondering why, click HERE.

To listen to the podcast of this poem click on the player below: