May Play began with a chance-conversation with the owner of a candy shop. I asked her if she liked poetry. After all, Every Day Poems was running a month-long theme on Candy.
As it turns out, she does like poetry.
In fact, Danae Bell agreed to donate a box of gourmet chocolates for May Play. Many thanks to The Nut Shoppe of Goshen, Indiana.
Second, May Play was about playing with the words from other writer’s poems. We wrote found poems and shared them via tweets and posts. I asked Lane Arnold to record audio for the poem she posted in response to “Breaking it Off: Letter from Anne Sexton” by Maureen Doallas. She placed hers in the comment box. Megan Willome tweeted a short poem using words from “Coated” by L.L. Barkat. The audio for both of these poems will be featured in tomorrow’s Top 10 Poetic Picks.
We loved your playful and personal participation last month. But it’s not over. June Jazz is already underway. We’re still reading and listening to every post and tweet.
And all that jazz.
Buy a year of Every Day Poems, just $5.99— Read a poem a day, become a better poet. In June we’re exploring the theme Trees.