Because we've had so many people wanting to join the Cruellest Month party, here is my offer to you: Day 30 we'll have our own usual scheduled posting of something poemish. But--we will also throw open the doors to anybody that wants to record something. Can be yours. Can be somebody else's. We care not. It's a virtual open mic night at Needcoffee.com in celebration of National Poetry Month. Post something on your site, send me an e-mail to widgett at need coffee dot com with the subject line "Cruellest Month Open Mic"--with a link to the post where you've done your thing--and we'll link out to you. Send it to me by midnight EST on the 29th.

There are two catches. One: you can't just post the text of a poem. Anybody can do that. You have to either post audio or video. You have to perform it in some form or fashion.

Two: You can't use the poems found after the jump.

Direct link for the feedreaders.