Thursday, October 14, 2021

atTENtion! PF Round Up is here!

Thank you for joining me as I host Poetry Friday during the TENth month of the year (October) which also happens to be my birthday month!🎂

Warning: The following post contains puns that are very much inTENded as I have very little 'shelf' control. I like to keep things 'lit' in the hopes that I will brighTEN your day. 

Speaking of birthdays and lit, I'm happy to announce the book birthday of my first anthology...10•10 Poetry Anthology: Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways. *insert thunderous applause*

I am immensely proud to have 'booked' 58 poets, both new and well established, from around the world to share their amazing poetic compeTENce. Without them this anthology literally would not exist.

I will not preTENd that I knew what I was doing during the making of this anthology, but I paid atTENtion to my heart and remained persisTENt throughout the TENure of this project. 

I really knew this idea had poTENtial when I received a few submissions that featured kitTENs!😻

LisTEN, just like I don't have a favorite child (hear that, girls?!) I couldn't pick a favorite poem writTEN by one of the many talented writers featured in this anthology. 

But I do have a favorite husband and his name starts with J, which also happens to be the TENth letter of the alphabet. So here's my poem about the letter J:


10.10 Poetry Anthology: Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways is available in most places in paperback and Kindle versions via Amazon.

It is available in paperback and hardback (plain blue cloth cover) versions distributed by IngramSpark. You can ask your local independent bookstore to order a copy* or order directly from me (to be sent anywhere in the world) via my website bridgetmagee.com.

You won't want to keep the news of this anthology to your 'shelf', so feel free to share it ofTEN. You are 'bound' to be 'booked' this weekend if you do. Makes a great gift!

Speaking of Gifts (it is my birthday month after all...)  I am giving away 10 paperback copies of 10•10 Poetry Anthology: Celebrating 10 in 10 Different Ways to 5 randomly chosen commenters - one for you and one for someone you'd like to share poetry with to brighTEN their day.

Also, if you are interested in all things anthology, keep your anTENna tuned to Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell as they facilitate their #Anthologies101 workshops. (info@pomelobooks.com)

*Contact me direct for ISBN title details/cost/shipping information at bridget@bridgetmagee.com

Add your link below and let's get this party started! 


61 comments:

Janice Scully said...

Bridget, congratulations! And thank you for the opportunity to be one of those 58 poets. I love you poem about the letter J which is one I happen to use often. I have never thought of it quite as comprehensively as you do in your poem!

mbhmaine said...

Congratulations, Bridget! What an exciting time! I'm so delighted to have contributed to the 10 by 10 fun. I have already ordered a copy of the anthology and can't wait to have it in my hands. Happy Birthday and enjoy your dual parties. Thanks for hosting!

jama said...

Ten thousand big cheers for the new anthology!! Of course I love your poem, since "J" is the best letter for names, and in general I love poems about the alphabet. :) Happy October birthday and thanks for hosting this week!

Michelle Kogan said...

What a Jubilant "J" poem Bridget! And… Hooray for your HeighTENing, BrighTENing, and glisTENing new 10 - 10 Poetry Anthology Book, can't wait to read it, and happy to have a poem in it too!!! Many Happy Birthday wishes to you, and thanks for hosting the roundup!

Linda Mitchell said...

Hip, hip, hooray! I mean, hip, hip, hip, hip, hip, hip, hip, hip, hip, HIP Hooray! Many congrats on your first anthology. I do love the letter J! What a celebration of J-ness. Wonderful poems and puns. Thank you for hosting this week!

Carol Varsalona said...

Bridget, ofTEN this week I have heard of the release of your 10*10 Anthology. I am so-so thankful to you for your inTENtion to publish my wee-little poem based on a true story of my toddler granddaughter who brighTENs my days. Your persisTENce in getting everything just right is to be commended. Congratulations on this amazing publication that I look forward to reading. Thanks for hosting and celebrating the letter J that lighTENs my heart.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Woo hoooo - Cue the confetti! HEARTY CONGRATS, Bridget, on this imporTENt (I cheated) accomplishment - and thanks for including my poem! ;0) The copies I ordered came today.
Woo-hoo! Also, my hubby's name is Jeff, so yay for the J poem, too!

Amy said...

Happy birthday! And congratulations on your new book! I can’t wait to get a copy and dive in! Thank you for hosting PF.

Linda said...

Happy birthday, Bridget! Congratulations on your new anthology! I'm honored to have a poem included! I can't wait to read a copy.

Karen Edmisten said...

Bridget, congrats on the publication of the book! Wheeee! I'm thrilled and honored to be part of it. Thanks for including my wee contribution. My post this week highlights your book birthday. Happy birthday! :D

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Congratulations on your anthology, Bridget! I'm so sorry I never was able to submit anything...books and marketing and home schooling and everything else just took up all my time, alas. But so happy for you!

Linda B said...

Congratulations, Bridget, & thank you for the atTENtion you gave to a fabulous anthology. I have it now, received it on my birthday - love sharing our birthday month & Happy Birthday wishes to you! I adore your dear love poem and that marvelous ending - No, I would not want to move from 'joy' to 'oy'. Thanks for hosting!

GatheringBooks said...

Congratulations! It looks like a fab project! Thank you so much for hosting this week. :)

Alan j Wright said...

Sincere congratulations Bridget in expertly guiding this international collaboration to publishing fruition. Tenacity! I am extremely chuffed to be part of this poetry project and looked forward to holding a copy in my hands in my faraway land. I am already promoting it on social media! I am honoured to be included.

Karen Eastlund said...

Bridget: Woohoo!! Good for you. I can't wait to get my copy. Thanks again for the opportunity and for hosting today. Such fun!!!

Denise Krebs said...

Bridget, Yippee! Congratulations on this accomplishment and for your clever and sweet post celebrating it and your birthday and the tenth month of the year and the letter J and all things TEN today.

I love these sweet lines and how they highlight your flavor:

J has even been known
to sound like Y!
She doesn't know why.

Elisabeth said...

Well-deserved Congratulations Bridget! I'm thankful for the opportunity to be part of this amazing anthology. I got my copy yesterday and read it cover to cover. I love the themes in this anthology - so many poems to enjoy!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Janice, I'm so happy you are a part of this anthology! And you wear the letter J well!

maryecronin said...

Congratulations, Bridget! What a feat to produce an anthology. I am so happy to be a part of it. Enjoy the celebration!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Molly! I am so appreciative that you went on my 10.10 journey with me. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Ten thousand thank you's, Jama! You rock the swoop of J like no other. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank YOU, Michelle for being a part of the celebration of this anthology. I couldn't have done it without your words...literally. :)

Amy LV said...

Many congratulations, Bridget, on your new anthology, and happy birthday month too! I giggled at sweet "J" not knowing why she makes the 'Y" sound sometimes as sometimes I don't know why I do what I do either. Cheers to joy!

Bridget Magee said...

You are definitely the HIP-est contributor, Linda! Thank you for allowing me to share your words with the world. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Amy! I hope you enjoy reading the anthology as much as I enjoyed compiling it.

Bridget Magee said...

You get a TEN out of TEN, Carol, for working all these TEN words into one sweet comment. I appreciate being able to share your words with the world. :)

Bridget Magee said...

HEARTY APPRECIATION, Robyn! Thank you for allowing me to share your words with the world. My J-guy (Joe) is good company with your J-guy. :)

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Happy happy anthology birthday, Bridget! Excited to see how this came out. Mr. Linky is telling me I've posted my link, but it's not showing on the list, so I'll leave it here and hope you can help out. I'm celebrating too--my 13th bloggiversary!
https://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2021/10/happy-friday-13th.html

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Oh, wait--there it is. And I agree with you, J is an inherently jaunty letter!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! And thank you for letting me share your words with the world. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Karen! So much love for the this book and my birthday, but the gift is the poets like you who embraced my project and sent me their words. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Matt! I am glad you are busy with all of your wonderful opportunities. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Linda! Yay for being my October-baby buddy! And for being a part of my anthology journey. And you are pure 'joy' with no trace of 'oy'! :)

Irene Latham said...

Bridget, so many congratulations on this anthology!!! And happy birthday to you, too. What a great way to celebrate! xo

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Myra! Glad to have you. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Well, I am absolutely chuffed to share your words with the world, Alan! And thank you for spreading the word on social media...I'm not so great with that aspect of this adventure. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank YOU, Karen for joining me on this journey. I love that I got to facilitate getting wonderful poems out into the world.

Mary Lee said...

Thunderous applause indeed! Congratulations!! Love your J poem. That ending! I'm all for JOY!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you so much, Denise! I spend a lot of my life asking why and it has nothing to do with a letter. ;)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank YOU, Elisabeth. I could not have brought this book to life with your words and the words of your fellow contributors. So glad it is out in the world. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Mary! The production of this anthology was quite the wild ride for sure, and I am glad your words are a part of it. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you for your kind words, Amy! I'm with you, why is always hanging out in my mind. *cheers to joy indeed!*

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Heidi! I, too, love the word jaunty - it makes me so happy I had to work it into a poem.
Glad the Mr. Linky technology finally worked out...not my area of expertise.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Irene! There wouldn't be a celebration without poets like you. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Mary Lee! The world needs more JOY and luckily, poetry helps with that. :)

Carol Labuzzetta said...

Bridget, Congratulations on the 10 x 10 anthology! I cannot wait to get a copy! I am sure it will be received with much praise! Thank you for hosting today! Carol @ The Apples in My Orchard

Carmela Martino said...

Happy book birthday, Bridget! I'm adding my applause to the thunderous throng. Congratulations on all your TENacity and hard work! I'm honored to have a poem included! I look forward to holding a copy in my hands.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Carol! I appreciate your kindness. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank YOU, Carmela for being a part of this journey. I'm proud to share your words with the world. I truly appreciate all the love and support this book is receiving. :)

Jone said...

Congratulations to you and all the other poets in the book. I am looking forward to reading this collection.

skanny17 said...

I'd like to mention without any TENsion that I absolutely love the J poem. I am partial since my mother's name also starts/started with J. Jayne. Every last bit of your poem grabs my atTENtion and I wish I had writTEN it! I am eagerly awaiting seeing the copy waiting at home for me. Thanks so much for choosing my poem for your anthology. I know I am going to love this book. (And I love being surrounded by so many wonderful poets some I know and all I admire!) Thanks, Bridget Bravo!
Janet Clare F.

Buffy Silverman said...

Congratulations on your TENacity in bringing a new anthology to life! And I love your J poem (I too have a spouse whose name starts with the tenth letter!)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Jone! I hope you enjoy the anthology when you get a chance to read it. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Yet another wonderful J-person! Thank YOU for allowing me to share your words with the world. Bravo to you! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Buffy! I literally couldn't have done it without you and the other awesome poets. I like that we both have a TENder spot for spouses whose names start with J! :)

Susan T. said...

Congratulations on the anthology! That is exciting news.

Linda J Thomas said...

Happy Birthday Month, Bridget, and Happy Book Birthday for the 10.10 Poetry Anthology! I'm excited to read poetry from so many poets I admire, and tickled pink to have two of my own poems included. Thank you so much for your hard work in putting this anthology together. I've ordered a copy and I can't wait to hold it in my hands :-)

syc said...

Congratulations🎉🥳 on the publication of your first anthology! Can't wait to read all those poems!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Susan! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Linda for being a part of this journey and for allowing me to share your words with the world. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy the anthology. :)

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