Holy mac and cheese, January is already over. Only eleven months left in this year, am I right?
It’s time again to oil up those golden vocal cords and made some poetical noises. Just look at the easy to follow guidelines below.
I’m waiting for you!
Record yourself reading one of your own works.
Post it on your site.
Include a link to this site in your post.
OR Comment on that month’s call for entries
OR send me a message using the contact form.
I will post a link with your name and poem title RIGHT HERE.
It’s an open mic invitation. NOT a challenge.
I record using my iPhone, then email/share the file with myself. I very rarely edit it, unless I really waited too long to start talking.
Want better quality?
You can get a relatively inexpensive mic on Amazon that you can hook up to your computer. Some of there come with editing software. If I do edit, I use Audacity on the Mac. It’s free and pretty easy to use. There’s a version for Windows, too.
If you pay WordPress to host your site, you can add your audio by clicking on the Add Media button in the post editor. Have the free WordPress? You have options.All of the sites below will let you upload audio. Some will host for free up to a certain amount of storage. (I think with Youtube, you’ll have to upload a movie, but you can use a still image and add your poem.)
little new in the news
(little love lost between late lovers)
i thought i was a cynic
defined once as a failed, frustrated romantic
that’s a digression
that’s a depression
that’s a diversion
everyone wants to be
a snowflake these days
as ephemeral as a cherry blossom
and so so cold
so cold you can’t expect
just a glint of light
reflected and refracted
an impermanent diamond
no one is a snowflake
you’re all just raindrops
and you’re not even making
do i contradict your worldview?
very well then, i contradict it
what we have here is a (failure)
but it’s only because my mirror
has darkened and cracked
on a different xy coordinate
than your own one dimensional glass