Saturday, November 4, 2017

30 Days of The Five-Two (2018)

April is National Poetry Month, as "inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture."

The Five-Two joins the celebration with a month-long blog tour inviting you to post about poetry. If you don't have a blog, email me your entry and you'll be my guest here.

Your entry can be as creative as you like:

  • Interview Five-Two contributors
  • Write about a favorite poem from The Five-Two or elsewhere
  • Post your own poetry or fiction in response to a Five-Two poem
  • Contributors, discuss your Five-Two poems in greater detail.
  • Voices of The Five-Two, discuss the poems you've performed
  • Promote your own poetry books, sites, or products

I'm fine scheduling multiple tour stops on the same day or about the same poem. Everyone has a different perspective after all, and I'm glad to add entries even after April 1. To book a date, email me

The tour also links to poems to encourage you to join, many not from The Five-Two. Crime bleeds into more than you'd suspect.

Feel free to follow and add tweets about the tour with #30OfThe52.

Participants and promoters of the tour may download the badge image above and add it to their entries or follow these instructions to copy-and-paste the image HTML code.

All April revenue from Five-Two 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.


  • Sunday, April 1 -
  • Monday, April 2 - Poem of the Week
  • Tuesday, April 3 -
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  • Thursday, April 5 -
  • Friday, April 6 -
  • Saturday, April 7 -
  • Sunday, April 8 -
  • Monday, April 9 - Poem of the Week
  • Tuesday, April 10 -
  • Wednesday, April 11 -
  • Thursday, April 12 -
  • Friday, April 13 -
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  • Sunday, April 15 -
  • Monday, April 16 -Poem of the Week
  • Tuesday, April 17 -
  • Wednesday, April 18 -
  • Thursday, April 19 -
  • Friday, April 20 -
  • Saturday, April 21 -
  • Sunday, April 22 -
  • Monday, April 23 - Poem of the Week
  • Tuesday, April 24 -
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  • Thursday, April 26 -
  • Friday, April 27 -
  • Saturday, April 28 -
  • Sunday, April 29 -
  • Monday, April 30 - Poem of the Week

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