30 Days of The 5-2 is driven not by guest posts to your blogs, but by your own posts about poetry. Most participants pick a favorite 5-2 poem and blog about it on their scheduled dates, but you can be as creative with your post as you like. For example:
- Interview a 5-2 contributor
- Discuss a favorite poem not from The 5-2
- Post your own poetry or fiction in response to a 5-2 poem
- 5-2 contributors, discuss your poems in greater detail
If you don't have your own blog but would like to participate, email your entry to G_SO at YAHOO dot COM, and I'll post it at The 5-2 itself. I'm fine scheduling multiple tour stops on the same day or about the same poem.
I'm glad to add entries even after April 1. To book a date, email G_SO at YAHOO dot COM or tweet @PoemsOnCrime, and I'll add it below.
Participants are welcome to download the tour badge image above and add it to their posts or follow these instructions to copy-and-paste the image HTML code.
Not up to a blog post? Mention the tour on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.
All April revenue from 5-2 and Lineup books and merchandise is donated to the nonprofit Academy of American Poets, supporting poets at all stages of their careers and fostering the appreciation of contemporary poetry.
04-01-14 - Tuesday - B.V. Lawson at In Reference to Murder
04-01-14 - Tuesday - Wilda Morris's Poetry Challenge
04-02-14 - Wednesday - Kristopher Zgorski at BOLO Books
04-03-14 - Thursday - Bill Cameron at Thinking With My Skin
04-04-14 - Friday - Deborah Lacy at Mystery Playground
04-05-14 - Saturday - Toby Speed
04-06-14 - Sunday - Steven Torres at The Crime Time Cafe
04-07-14 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "The Stainless Steel Wallet" by Amy Holman
04-08-14 - Tuesday - Thomas Pluck
04-09-14 - Wednesday - Criminal Element
04-10-14 - Thursday - Kristen Chapman Gibbons at Big Blue Dot, Y'all
04-11-14 - Friday - S.A. Solomon
04-12-14 - Saturday - Ray Daniel
04-13-14 - Sunday - Aja Beech at Process Press
04-14-14 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Fear As Loud As a Mugging" by Linda Lerner
04-14-14 - Monday - Charles Rammelkamp reviews "Stealing Poetry" by Elisa Albo
04-15-14 - Tuesday - John DuMond at Nobody Move!
04-16-14 - Wednesday - Kathleen A. Ryan at Women of Mystery
04-17-14 - Thursday - The 5-2's Best Contributed Videos
04-18-14 - Friday - Michael A. Arnzen at gorelets.com
04-19-14 - Saturday - Bill Crider's Pop Culture Magazine
04-20-14 - Sunday - Jane Hammons
04-21-14 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Marine Barracks First Aid" by David S. Pointer
04-22-14 - Tuesday - Sarah Stockton
04-23-14 - Wednesday - Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme
04-24-14 - Thursday - Clare Toohey at Women of Mystery
04-25-14 - Friday - "Brick City" by Ian Khadan
04-26-14 - Saturday - Announcing Guest Editor Annabelle Edwards
04-27-14 - Sunday - Patti Abbott
04-28-14 - Monday - 5-2 Poem of the Week: "Trickster Time" by Linda Rodriguez
04-29-14 - Tuesday - Kathleen A. Ryan at From Cop to Mom...
04-30-14 - Wednesday - Kevin Thornton at The Old Fort