Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let's write some poetry. FIRST… Here is my contribution to last weeks prompt words of hunt (quest) and find (found). Forlorn memories - what once was lost is now found, it … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 45 – #Haiku #Haibun or #Tanka: Hate & Pride

Yecheilyah’s First Annual Poetry Contest – Grand Prize Winner!

The winner has been chosen for Yecheilyah’s First Poetry Contest! ❤ Congratulations to the winner, Merril D. Smith. ❤

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Hey Guys!

I am honored to introduce to you our Grand Prize Winner of my first poetry contest!

First, a special thank you to Colleen and Lisa for helping me to put this together. With my schedule, I could not have done it without you two! Family, please go ahead and follow their blogs. You WON’T be disappointed!

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Next, I would like to thank everyone who entered as well as those of you who shared this contest. It is not easy to “stand” up here and do something like this so thank you for your support.

Drumm Rollll…

Congratulations to Merril D. Smith for her poem “Zora Neale Hurston.”

Not only did it touch on our theme, but it embodied so much of Zora that I felt like if I didn’t know who she was before, I did now. Here’s what Colleen had to…

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Yecheilyah’s First Poetry Contest: Announcing the Runner-Up Winner!

Good Morning! I am so excited that Colleen has given me the keys to the house once again and I'd like to take this time to thank her for allowing me to host my first contest on her blog. Additionally, I'd like to thank each of you for your support of our Poetry Contest, those … Continue reading Yecheilyah’s First Poetry Contest: Announcing the Runner-Up Winner!

Poetry Contest – Closed

Yecheilyah’s First Poetry Contest is closed… ❤

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First, I want to thank everyone who supported this contest. Whether you re-blogged or shared this across social media or participated, thank you.

I want to give a special thanks to Colleen Chesebro for allowing me space on her blog to host this and for promoting it in her weekly poetry features.

As you all know I have just released a new book and am just getting in from travel. It has therefore been a challenge to promote this contest and the book simultaneously. While I did not time the contest well, I am excited to have had the opportunity to do it and look forward to reviewing the entries and announcing our grand prize winner.

The contest is now officially over. I would extend it but honestly, it is not a good time. There are some family things to take care of and…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge 41 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: MUSIC & ART

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let's write some poetry. Image credit: LikeSuccess.com First: My friend, Yecheilyah Ysrayl is hosting a poetry contest on my blog, and I'm one of the judges! Click HERE to read the post and … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge 41 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: MUSIC & ART

“The Charleston Swivel,” A Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka or Haibun using the prompt words of "sugar and spice." I have decided to write my poetry using the prompt words from my weekly challenge about the Harlem Renaissance since I am a judge in Yecheilyah's First Poetry Contest. It's … Continue reading “The Charleston Swivel,” A Haibun

Poetry Contest Reminder: Closing July 19, 2017

Yecheilyah has opened up the contest to all poetry: “I understand not all of you are familiar with this era so I am opening this up a bit. The theme will remain the same but it is not mandatory. Poems of all kinds will be accepted and considered for the win.” WOO HOO! Now get busy and write some poetry! 😀

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As you all know, I am running my first ever poetry contest in honor of my upcoming release Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One) which features poetry and is available now for eBook preorders.

Click Here to order at the low price of $1.99 before the price goes up on July 15th.

This book will also be available in paperback.

You can help further by marking Renaissance as to read on Goodreads. CLICK HERE.

Now, poetry…

I am writing to remind you that this contest will end soon!

First, what is this all about? For those of you who have not already checked into Colleen’s Blog where I made the initial announcement on June 19, 2017,  here are the rules:

The Poem

Submit one or two original, unpublished poems to Yecheilyah at yecheilyah ysrayl dot com (yecheilyah@yecheilyahysrayl.com) between now through July 19, 2017. You will have until 12:00…

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“Hope,” A #Haibun

Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly #Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka, or Haibun using the prompt words of "mirror and harbor." I have decided to write my poetry using the prompt words from my weekly challenge about the Harlem Renaissance since I am a judge in Yecheilyah's First Poetry Contest. It's … Continue reading “Hope,” A #Haibun

Colleen’s Book Reviews – Coming Attractions – “Renaissance – The Nora White Story,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl

Ready to find a new book? You've come to the right place! Welcome to Colleen's Coming Attractions Where you will find new books from Independent Authors that will be available for download shortly. Title: Renaissance – The Nora White Story Author: Yecheilyah Ysrayl Publication Date:  July 15, 2017 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English *I was given … Continue reading Colleen’s Book Reviews – Coming Attractions – “Renaissance – The Nora White Story,” by Yecheilyah Ysrayl