Isle of Write Poetry Publication Week 2 Roundup

in poetry •  2 months ago

Message in a Bottle #13
Origin: The Isle of Write
Sender: @geke
Recipients: Steemit Creatives

Each week for eight weeks we're choosing six poems across Steemit that we hope to publish in April in our poetry anthology. Our curation missive went out about two weeks ago, and we are pleased to announce that we have picked six more wonderfully written poems deserving curation!

These posts may be more than seven days old, so upvotes won't benefit the authors, but feel free to check out their latest work and offer them a congratulations for being chosen!

Our first find this week was from Daniel Pendergraft (@d-pend), a graphic artist, poet, and experimental musician who believes in the ability of cryptocurrency to restore personal sovereignty. We've curated and hope to feature his poem, I Smile in the Mourning:

Lighthearted lurker
In the midnight moon,
Smirking through the quiet
Of morning that blazes through;
Blink, and gone I'll be: too soon.

Vitaly Kolesnik (@vitkolesnik) is a poet who heads up a program here at the Isle of Write using teacherless feedback to critique writing in a workshop setting. You can learn more about this program here: Impact Feedback. We'll be featuring Vit's prose poem, Time for Peace:

forests glow in a milky sunshine,
treetops finely silvered with frost.
The faraway mountains float, groundless,
on a white, bulky pillow of fog

Here are a few more Steemians we curated this week in hopes of including them in the anthology!

There are hours when the light shows the thread,
nights when I feel connected by things dark and floating outward,
memories of scars and love that
with a tug do come back,

The contrast forms lines so clear,
Drawn by the hands of god-children
As they practice their stokes of creation.

snow beating down
my son is snoring

she told her story in poems
and bullet journal pages
in baked goods and yarn

Every one of these poets is worth reading, upvoting, following, publishing. Thank you to all of our readers: without your upvotes, resteems, and follows, none of this would have been possible! If you want to support our efforts to bring the best of Steemit writing to a broader audience, you can help by upvoting the Isle of Write posts and spreading the word. And of course if you're feeling especially generous, we'll never say no to a donation of some SBD or a delegation of SP. Thank you for reading!

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Congratulations, to all! I see names, here, whose work I’m familiar with and enjoy, such as the spare poetry of @dbooster and especially the rich tapestry of @d-pend’s art as well as others I look forward to discovering. Many thanks, @geke for your good work on behalf of poetry and poets, @isleofwrite 🙏🏼

Thank you so much for this! I feel so honored. <3

Great round-up @geke and a great post to share it. Thank you!

thanks for creating this group. I currently am not writing poetry on Steemit, but am loving reading it. There's a lot to wade through under the poetry tag, so nice to come accross a group where there is such high quality.

Thank you for this, I am really moved and honored to be among the authors curated! Keep up the good work!

nice poste my leader

Somehow I missed this -- so busy this last week. Thank you for this wonderful honor.

You are my favorite Isle of all time. <3