January 2017 Open Mic

It’s a new year. We’ve all got these feelings still building up inside us like moisture inside a kernel of popcorn  If we don’t let them out soon, POP! out insides will be outsides and no amount of butter and salt will make it better.

I’m here for you. The January 2017 Open Mic is now open for you to record your poems/songs/rants/diatribes. But please, no money-making schemes.

The Skinny:

  1. Record yourself reading one of your own works.
  2. Post it on your site.
  3. 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.
  4. I will post a link with your name and poem title RIGHT HERE.
  5. It’s an open mic invitation. NOT a challenge.

Some tips:

  • Go simple.
    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.
  • Hosting.
    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.)

  • Questions?
    Ask below or contact me using the contact form (up above). I’ll try to help you out!
  • And if you have any tips, feel free to share them!

January 2017

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Kat Ice Men
https://legerelibris.wordpress.com/2017/01/03/january-open-mic/

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Pleasant Street it is not as if I kept a list

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Poet Rummager Petula, the Duck
https://poetrummager.com/2017/01/16/petula-the-duck/

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crow the escape of air
words: the escape of air (20161121)
audio:

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Robert Okaji How to Write a Poem

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crow the the taste of failure
words: the the taste of failure (20160923)
audio: 

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Stephanie L. Harper Anatomy of a Fustercluck
words: Rattle: Ekphrastic Challenge, January 2016: Editor’s Choice
audio:

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