Thursday, December 31, 2009

less than perfect post!

FIRST MEETING IS JANUARY 14 ... must have looked at an old calendar for the post and of course the knowledge to change (edit) old post has not been garnered as yet, so accept the bloggers sorry! and see you on the second thursday.

Another Year Has Passed

January 11, 2010 is our next meeting date....  see you at the lake.  Take a minute to mark the second Thursday of each month in your new calendar (or on your e-calendar with popup reminder!).  Many of you remember that cold snowy night six years ago when we huddled around a pile of poetry books on a coffee table in Missi's living room to establish Kansas City Metropoilitan Verse the Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri State Poetry Society.  Lofty vision (with a rather lengthy name) and a great idea.

We have a new VP, Amy Davis.  Thank you Amy for stepping up to the plate.  And thank you to Michael Wells for his years of dediction to the group and most of all to the art of poetry. Amy also has lots of ideas to share with the group.  She plans a book review section of the blog wherein she will review books of poetry listed in the KC Star, NY Book Review, and others.  This year we will also be taking submissions for original poems to be posted on the blog.With 13 active members submitting poetry there should be plenty of good reading!

And speaking of submissions! kcmetroverse anthology vol 4 will be out by National Poetry Month.  That means even more submissions...  It is also time to update your bio... Many of our member poets have grown in the poetry community.  Let's shout out about personal and professional growth.

While we mention growth, it's time to balance the chapter account by settling up for books out on credit. Any owed over 90 days should be collected soon.  A treasury report will be fanned out at the next meeting.

We look forward to another great year in poetry!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Looking forward to next year...

The table was full, the room was full, and our hearts were full of holiday cheer.  The 5th annual poets party was a good time had by all.  Thirteen members have recommitted to the group for 2010.  We had a terrific read around, members work and published. The diversity of works chosen never ceases to amaze this listener.Yeates to Dove to Rumi to poetic messages from the pages of a floral bound 2010 calendar, brought smiles, nods, and in some cases tears.  The books collected for Synergy Services will be delivered by Chapter President, Missi Rasmussen. Possibly the highlight of the evening was our successful levitation of a couple of our members as we banned together for the love of poetry (and each other).

Membership dues for the state society went into the mail today.  As the year fades to grey it is time to start flipping through your work for submissions to the 4th volume of our chapter anthology. More about that later.

We also need to refill the open position of VP.  All in favor of Amy Davis send Missi email confirmation

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Gift Giving...

We have a few copies of the 2009 anthology if anyone needs a gift for a work friends or a school friends or maybe just a friend!  The price is $10 each (or 3 for $25).  Book sales has been a great funds raiser for our chapter treasurery.  I'll bring them to the holiday party this coming Saturday.  See you there!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Poets Christmas Party

We'll be replacing the December meeting with a PARTY!  See you December 12 (Saturday) 6pm at the home of Ralph and Kathy Acosta, formerly known as WriterHouse...  Read around, optional gift exchange, good food (bring something to share), guests welcome.

In addition, please bring a book, new or gently used, for readers of all ages to be donated to Synergy Services. Looking forward to seeing poets, friends of poets, writers past and present, old friends and meeting a few new ones, too.  See you at the party...