Greg Landeim has been a lot of things. A surveyor, an engineer, an analyst and an architect just to name a few. Now, though, Greg is doing what he loves to do and has decided to share that passion with us.
Greg Landeim is a poet and his blog Poetry In Verse serves as a kind of showcase for his work. The works themselves (as far as my limited literary skill can attest to) are very well composed and, even more importantly, enjoyable to read. Plus, with a range of subject matter ranging from the sacred to the daily the reader’s attention is not likely to wan quickly.
What really makes me like this blog even more, though, is the author’s encouragement of commentary. He is laying his art out before the public’s eyes and inviting the public to express themselves back. It is really the ideals of the blogosphere in action.
So if you are looking for a shot of artistic insparation and community you might want to check out Poetry In Verse.
Natalia Antonova was born in Kiev, went to Duke and writes like an angel. Her blog is unclassifiable, but for once that’s not a criticism. I loved it and wish I had several days to read everything she’s written. I don’t, not if I have any hope of keeping my family fed and myself employed. But in the time I spent there, this made me want to cry. This had me howling. And this photo of a gorgeous footballer from Chelsea made me wish I was British, just so maybe I’d run into him someday in the pouring rain and he’d hand me an umbrella or something.
How did I find this one? I went over to Ms. Hedonistic Pleasure Seeker, featured a few days ago, and looked around her blogroll and there Natalia was.
How do we at Best Blog on WordPress find YOU? Email us and tell us what a great blog you or someone you know has! bestblogonwordpress(at)yahoo(dot)com will work if you want us to take a look for the December Blog a Day.
Mirkwood’s a lit blog with a bit of a twist. The author is smart and eloquent about books. But Mirkwood can also tell you a little something about how to use CSS and the new Sandbox theme to make your site look really spiffy. How about that?
In case you love to read and you’re wondering about lit blogs: WordPress is home to many great lit blogs. If this interests you, here are a few links, just on WordPress alone: Tales From the Reading Room, Charlotte’s Web, Make Tea Not War, Eoin Purcell’s Blog, Everything in Between, Distraction No. 99, Great War Fiction, QAZSE, Quirk, Ruth’s Reflections, So You Think I Can, Words of My Father.
This just scratches the surface — if you write a lit blog, or follow them, or have some opinion about them, use the comments section for what it’s for: tell us about lit blogs.
It’s unusual to find a blog that’s a tribute to a parent. Rarer still, a tribute to a parent who was a very good poet. Here’s that exceedingly rare blog: Words of My Father. Words of My Father is very simple: every few days, the son posts one of his father’s poems, poems he discovered after his father died.
I wish the son would say more about the father, who seems to have been the kind of man who wore a suit and was a business traveler like lots of other men — the kind of man who probably didn’t say very much about what he noticed and felt. Except it turns out he wrote poems.
They’re good poems. I especially like the one about the statute of Christopher Columbus. And Raisins. Some of them are funny, and some of them are a little sad. As the father says, “knowledge/is/sadness.”
If you have a chance today, stop by and tell Jonathan (the author of this blog) he’s a fine man and a good son, and then enjoy his father’s poems.
And Happy Father’s Day (yes, I know, it’s a day early!) to all you fathers out there.
Published 9 March, 2006
poetry , writing
sharing and discovering opportunities for first books of poetry
We share blog, she shares poetry how-to. Learn some tips and your first poetry book might just win The Levis Reading Prize.
Published 4 January, 2006
Not especially poetic but still appreciate some artistic.
Too many words for my liking, maybe you will like it.