National Poetry Month, April. In that spirit, I invite 5-2 contributors and fans on a blog tour through April.
If your site doesn't usually discuss poetry, the tour is a chance to surprise your audience and engage The 5-2's audience.
Most participants browse our archived poems, pick a favorite, and discuss it on a date of their choice, but the format and content of entries are open.
If you don't have your own blog but would like to participate, email me your entry, and I'll post it here. Multiple entries about the same poem or on the same day are fine. If you're inspired to join in during the tour, I'm happy to have you.
To book a date, email G_SO at YAHOO dot COM or tweet @poemsoncrime, and I'll add it below.
To put a tour badge on your site like the one seen here, follow these instructions.
Not up to a blog post? Tweet comments and links to your favorite 5-2 poems, tagging them #30OfThe52.
To support poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry, all April revenue from 5-2 and Lineup books and merchandise will be donated to the nonprofit Academy of American Poets.
04-01-13 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Criminal Foolishness" by Jerry House
04-02-13 - Tuesday - Jim Winter at Edged in Blue
04-03-13 - Wednesday - Kathleen A. Ryan at Women of Mystery
04-03-13 - Wednesday - Bill Cameron at Thinking With My Skin
04-04-13 - Thursday - Michael A. Arnzen at Gorelets.com
04-05-13 - Friday - Alison Dasho
04-06-13 - Saturday - Deborah Lacy at Mystery Playground
04-07-13 - Sunday - Clare Toohey at Criminal Element
04-08-13 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Clandestine" by William Anderson
04-08-13 - Monday - Marian Allen
04-09-13 - Tuesday - Bill Cameron at Thinking With My Skin
04-09-13 - Tuesday - Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
04-10-13 - Wednesday - Keith Rawson at Bloody Knuckles, Callused Fingertips
04-11-13 - Thursday - John DuMond at Nobody Move!
04-12-13 - Friday - Aja Beech at Process Press
04-13-13 - Saturday - Scott Emerson at Brain Nuggets
04-14-13 - Sunday - Deshant Paul at FocusChaos
04-15-13 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "A Close Call" by Matthew Wilson
04-15-13 - Monday - Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
04-16-13 - Tuesday - Peter Rozovsky at Detectives Beyond Borders
04-17-13 - Wednesday - Kathleen A. Ryan at From Cop to Mom & the Words Between
04-18-13 - Thursday - Clare Toohey at Women of Mystery
04-19-13 - Friday - Charles Rammelkamp
04-20-13 - Saturday - Alec Cizak at No Moral Center
04-21-13 - Sunday - Patricia Abbott at pattinase
04-22-13 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Christine" by Aig'ner Wilson
04-23-13 - Tuesday - B.V. Lawson at In Reference to Murder
04-24-13 - Wednesday - Ian Khadan
04-25-13 - Thursday - Jay Stringer at Do Some Damage
04-26-13 - Friday - Elizabeth A. White
04-27-13 - Saturday - John Ricotta
04-27-13 - Saturday - Janet Rudolph at Mystery Fanfare
04-28-13 - Sunday - Kieran Shea
04-28-13 - Sunday - Rauan Klassnik
04-29-13 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Swine" by Ruth Sabath Rosenthal
04-29-13 - Monday - J.T. Ellison at The Tao of J.T.
04-30-13 - Tuesday - Donora Hillard