Thursday, 16 February 2012

One Today!

Roses are red

Violets much less

Poetry24 is one today

Happy Birthday to us!

Just over a year ago, fellow blogger Martin Hodges from Square Sunshine made me a proposition: how did I fancy co-editing a new news-related poetry blog?

If I'd stopped to consider the hours involved in setting the project up, promoting it and updating it with submissions from poets around the world on a daily basis, I may have hesitated. But it seemed like a really good idea - and a year ago today we posted our first few poems.

We've kept it going through thick and thin, and you know what? It still seems like a really good idea. I know from all the poetry open mic nights I've been to that poets are often inspired by current events. But so many poetry mags take forever to respond - six months or more, some of them. We reckon Poetry24 is unique in that it only publishes poems on subjects linked to recent news - and does so really quickly - a quarter of the poems we use are published in less than 24hours.

111 poets, 312 poems

subjects covered: Arab Spring to Zanesville Zoo


  1. Happy Birthday, Clare! Ready to blow out that virtual candle yet? Okay, make a wish...

  2. Now, that's a birthday to celebrate--I like your stats, and my you have many more Poetry 24 birthdays to come!

  3. Congrats on a great year Clare :) and thanks for all your hard work on Poetry24 - I don't now how you do it!

  4. Thanks so much for your comments. My press release got no results and it felt a bit muted - but it's nice that the select few are enjoying it... wonder what we'll be saying next year?