National Poetry Month is celebrated in April. Spring is a time for rebirth, but that doesn't mean your poetry has to be about spring or rebirth. In fact, some of the best poetry is dark, evoking emotions and passionate responses. I truly believe that as writers and poets, we owe it to our audience to keep our nature poems there for them, but in limited quantities, while tackling the more important issues of the day. My first book of poems is going to be published within the next few months, and while there are nature poems, the poetry also tackles tough issues like the aftermath of the Superstorm and the aftermath of Katrina, Cancer -- as in my poem "Find a Cure," and random violence in my poem "Senseless." It tackles issues such as guests gorging themselves at a party, what it's like to be a woman in a man's world in the workplace, abuse of aminals, and other tough issues where we must take a look at ourselves and see if there is something we can do to fix these problems.
I'll be reading my poetry in Thomaston, Maine on April 28, 2013. In the meantime, my custom poetry is available for any occasion at: www.poemsforalloccasions.com. Whether you're writing poetry each day this month, or reading your own works or reading others' poetry, let's celebrate by making poetry accessible to everyone. Poetry is not dead -- it is a vibrant form of expression. Let's do what we can to keep it going.
- Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe: www.ronnalambiasideloe.com
- Maine&NY, United States
- Ronna Lambiasi DeLoe is an author, writer, photographer, professional musician and NY attorney living in Maine and New York. She has an office in NY and is still actively doing appeals. She also play keys, synth & organ in a 7-piece band. Ms. DeLoe's poetry website provides custom poems or personalized poetry for every occasion. The new site is at: https://www.facebook.com/PoetandWriter/?fref=ts. Her photography website is: www.mainestreamphotography.com (live but under construction). Ms. DeLoe's first book of poetry is Serenity at Two Lights and Other Social Issues. It can be found on www.Amazon.com. Her children's book, Goodbye Monsters, can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Goodbye-Monsters-Ronna-Lambiasi-DeLoe/dp/1633810011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436384727&sr=8-1&keywords=ronna+lambiasi+deloe. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org and view her webpage at www.ronnalambiasideloe.com.