This week’s poetry blog has a special purpose. I’d like to invite you to … Prose. This community of creatives offers paid challenges, support, and a plethora of talent willing to share and comment on your work. If you are a budding poet, writer, or have any interest in creative literature, give this site a try.

This week’s #ProseChallenge has seen many amazing entries thus far. Your goal: select any classic poem and redo it, adding modern sensibility to the piece. I decided to take on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” I’m including the link here for you to check out.

The winner gets spotlighted, as well a $100.00. The runner up gets 1000 Prose coins. These can be used to purchase items from Prose’s bookstore. Get active! Get involved! And remember, when sharing your challenge entry don’t forget to use the following: #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit

As always, happy writing!

Oh! And a big p.s.

Beowulf: The Midgard Epic in special edition paperback with illustrations is out now from Stitched Smile Publications!!! Currently it’s # 1 in Scandinavian Literature! Adventure awaits!


Author: JamesMatthewByers

James Matthew Byers resides in Odenville, Alabama. He has been published in poetry journals and through Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL, where he received his Master's in 2010. His epic poem, Beowulf: The Midgard Epic, is out from by Stitched Smile Publications, LLC. Mr. Byers is published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and eZines. He has also won numerous poetry contests for the Alabama State Poetry Society.

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