Happy Birthday!

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The Poetic Asides blog is one year old today!

Click here to read the introductory post for the blog.

I still remember getting excited about doing a poetry blog when Writer's Digest editor Maria Schneider put an internal call out for bloggers here at F+W. And who better to start it with than then-editor of Poet's Market, Nancy Breen--the only co-worker I'd actually shared poetry with up to that point.

Reading through my introductory post, I'm gratified to see that the community I hoped for has actually started to develop--mostly as a result of our April PAD Challenge--and that there have been some great poet interviews up to this point. Hopefully, this blog will continue to grow and provide more support to poets over the next year.

Writing poetry has its own intrinsic values and rewards, but writing poetry with all of you has been beyond amazing. Thank you so, so much!