Testament to a well versed community
I guess I've been holding out on you guys because, while you've seen samples of my poetry, I haven't told you about this email community that I'm in. I've been a member for nigh on five years now and I've seen plenty of people come and go in that time.
The standard is high and the styles diverse. We've had our scuffles and our heartbreak but, over all, it is a fulfilling experience just being part of such a creative group.
From time to time the head honcho, Jim Bennett, announces competitions, which I particularly like as it is that one step further on from just writing whatever takes one's fancy. Anyway Jim recently ran a competition to write poems based on the Ten Commandments and the results were so satisfying that he chose instead to publish them as an ebook. You can view this right here along with a wealth of other things poetic. It is a very popular site and list.
(PS yes I have entries in the challenge that are included in the book)