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Guidelines below are loosely modeled after those of the comm [community profile] poetry, though please note that there are several important differences.

What does it mean to be a Poetry Host at POETREE?

The weekly Poetry Host is responsible for posting at least three poems spread throughout the week as well as an optional meta post or question for the audience. Poetry Hosts run the gamut from poets (amateur & professional) to poetry enthusiasts, and from community members to guests from outside of Dreamwidth. All are welcome.

Do you have to host an entire week to be a Poetry Host?

No. The community has regular scheduled Multi-Hosted Themed Weeks where you can sign up to host an a single day. These weeks will be clearly marked on our community calender, which will also provide a link to the sign-up post for that themed week several weeks in advance.

I am interested in hosting a week. What do I need to do?

  • Reply to this post letting us know you are interested in hosting a week. If you are not a Dreamwidth member, you can leave an OpenID or anonymous reply with your preferred name and some way to get in touch with you. If you aren't comfortable leaving an email address publicly, feel free to send that information to the admins privately at poetry.at.dreamwidth [at] gmail [dot] com).

  • When an 'Open Slot' week comes up and it's your turn to Host, one of the admins will contact you Thursday or Friday the week before to confirm.

  • Ideally we like to do things on a first come, first serve basis because trying to schedule too far out in advance can get very messy. However, if a conflict comes up when we contact you about Hosting the next week, or if you know in advance that you have very limited availability, take a look at the community calender and then let us know what weeks you can host, and we'll schedule or reschedule you for a specific week and mark the calendar accordingly.

  • During your week, you'll post at least three poems (yours, others' with their permission or permissive copyright, or some mix thereof) plus an optional meta post or question for the audience spread out during the week (no more than one every 12 hours or so, so people can have a chance to really engage with the poem or meta when it's posted instead of consuming it quickly and moving on to the next). If offline life interferes and you can't post the full set of poems, it certainly is not the end of the world, but please do think whether you'll be able to reasonably commit to the week when you're asked.

  • In addition, your first post should be an brief introduction post detailing whatever background about yourself you feel is relevant and would like to share as well as a rough overview of what you plan on posting for your week.

  • If you are not a Dreamwidth member you can email us your content and we will post it for you. Again, the [community profile] poetree admins are available at poetree.at.dreamwidth [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Weeks will run Monday - Saturday. (Sundays are now reserved for the weekly 'Sunday Picnic' post and the biweekly 'Climbing the Poet's Tree' challenges.) Once you've finished out your week, feel free to comment on this signup post again and say you'd like to do it again.

  • Poetry can be of any era, type, language, structure, etc. (If it isn't written in English, we'd like a translation, whether yours or someone else's.) When you're Hosting, your poems do not have to be on a particular theme, but if you'd like to make them themed, please feel free. A good place to start if you're looking for theme ideas is the themed weeks master post.

  • For more information re: formatting your posts and content guidelines, please see the Recommended Posting Format post. Also feel free to contact the admins via private messenger [personal profile] poetree_admin or e-mail (poetree.at.dreamwidth at gmail dot com) with any questions or concerns.

Last edited 9/22/13 by jjhunter

Date: 2013-07-28 06:03 am (UTC)
highlyeccentric: Sign on Little Queen St - One Way both directions (Default)
From: [personal profile] highlyeccentric
*waves* Hihi, you suggested I might want to host a week with reference to my poems-for-a-year posting project thing. Can I have the last week in September pls?

Date: 2013-09-22 01:53 pm (UTC)
highlyeccentric: Sign on Little Queen St - One Way both directions (Default)
From: [personal profile] highlyeccentric
This week, yes? Remind me how many content posts I signed up for?

Date: 2013-09-22 02:59 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Paper sculpture of bulbuous tree made from strips of book pages (poetree admin icon)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Yes! and I was just about to PM you to confirm, so I appreciate your initiative. :o)

There's no hard minimum on the number of posts, though we recommend that people aim for 3-5 posts total - say a brief intro post to orient people, plus ~3 content posts spaced out over the week. See our Recommended Posting Format page and previous weeks if you'd like examples of how other people have done it before.

If it helps re: thinking over what you'd like to focus on for your content posts, some aspects that jump out to me: what inspired the project? how do you find so many amazing poems to post? what has the day-to-day experience of choosing and typing up the poems been like - has it changed anything about how you read or relate to particular poems, or poetry in general? have you discovered new poems, new poets you might not have otherwise encountered in the course of the project? would you recommend a similar practice to others? and so forth.

Date: 2013-09-24 10:39 am (UTC)
highlyeccentric: Sign on Little Queen St - One Way both directions (Default)
From: [personal profile] highlyeccentric
Ugh, I have the luuurgy. My three content posts may strethc out into the weekend!

Date: 2013-08-20 01:35 am (UTC)
primeideal: Multicolored sideways eight (infinity sign) (Default)
From: [personal profile] primeideal
I'd like to host a week, either the next one or the week after.

Date: 2013-09-27 09:22 pm (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
Yes please! Next week is good. Having lots of ideas about Change and such.

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