Holy crap,it’s October. Time for the OPEN MIC INVITATION.
You are cordially invited to play along. And since it’s October, spooky readings are encouraged. No, really. Go ahead. I’M ENCOURAGING 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 use a still image and add your poem.)
Poet Rummager (you may have seen her cheeky comments on my site–or hers) wrote a fifty word story that stuck with me so much that I kept coming back to it again and again. So I was pleased to be invited to participate in an expansion of her brief tale.
as a ghost is perfect
in its incorruptible form
the twinkle of a star
a billion light years away
a candle not even in the same part
of the sky anymore
this illusion of a memory
closing my eyes
and letting the true night
and fading scent of
wash over me