Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sharing a Christmas Poem with a Tidbit for Promoting Poetry

To celebrate the season, I thought I’d share with you one of my short poems from the chapbook Blooming Red coauthored with Magdalena Ball called “Arizona’s Christmas Card.” You’ll see the title of the chapbook came from a line in the poem.

Abdomen and thorax green
bubbles or two emerald cabochons,
his legs like rose bush twigs,
grey, beige, thorned. A green lynx
spider rappels between spikes
of Cholla blooming red.
                                                Carolyn Howard-Johnson ©

PS: Please note that one of the ways to promote poetry is to give away one that somehow fits with the theme of a blog or other media. Be sure to include contact information and a buy link for the book or blogsite where it was published! If  you would like one of my seasonal poem to bring a little holiday sensibility to your efforts, just send me an e-mail at You can also use this one with a credit for Magadalena's and my Christmas chapbook from our Celebration Series. Learn more about other chapbooks in the series at
And have a wonderful holiday season. 
With thanks for your loyalty to this SharingwithWriters blog.


 Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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