30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet's Mind

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How does a person transform thoughts and experiences into a poem? "30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet's Mind"--a poetry collection with commentary--explores just that question, as a writing challenge for poet A.D. Joyce becomes a saving grace. More

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About A. D. Joyce

A. D. Joyce is a poet/writer/editor living in New Jersey. Her blog, Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, showcases her poetry and discusses topics such as the writing life, women's issues, and personal growth.

A. D. also hosts the Third Sunday Blog Carnival, a gathering of articles about poetry, fiction, writing, and publishing.

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Review by: Sulekha Rawat on Dec. 9, 2012 :
A great collection of poems by Poet, writer, editor, A.D. Joyce. In the EBook- 30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet’s Mind, the writer explores her creative limitations and conquers the same. The poems in this book were written in April 2011 and the discipline and dedication she displayed in writing 30 poems in 30 days is commendable.

“It seemed like a constructive way for me to channel my energy”- A. D. Joyce

The poems are divided into four sections:
Japanese forms
Writing Prompts
Free verse

The First poem about the transition from one season to next hooked me and reeled me in as I kept on advancing into the mixed bag of poems. Some made me smile, others made me think and a few made my heart beat accelerate with the strength of their words.

My favorite of the lot is definitely, ‘Moving Day’-the emotions and feelings expressed in this poem blew me away with their raw intensity.

By the time I reached the end of the book, I had a mental image of the writer in place and felt like I knew her dreams, struggles and accomplishments. This is the magic of creative expression, we can only guess where the fantasy ends and the true life begins.

Sulekha Rawat
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: Yolanda Johnson-Bryant on Jan. 3, 2012 :
Date: October 21, 2011
Title: 30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poets Mind
Author: A.D. Joyce
ISBN 13: Electronic ARC
Pages: 46
Publisher: Unknown
Cover: E-book
Reviewer: Gregory W. Bryant – Literary Wonders!
Rating: 4 Stars

Author, A.D. Joyce has created an innovative take on poetry month. Her strategy of composing a poem a day into book form is very interesting.
Author Joyce shows versatility in different styles of poetry, particularly Japanese forms of Haiku and Tanka. I am now familiar with the poetic form of Fib and Cinquains. She gives a definition of each form as well as her motivation for writing the piece, which I truly found informative.
She has a multitude of forms from Sonnets to free verse. I especially liked the poem Incomplete Sonnet. There Is something for everyone in this book. I truly recommend this as a good read.
Good luck to you author A.D. Joyce and thank you for taking the reader on a poetic journey.
(review of free book)
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