Poetry

#NaPoWriMo

I think it's wonderful that there's such a thing as National Poetry Month in the USA and it's great that it's really easy to join in wherever you are.   April is also National Poetry Writing Month - #NaPoWriMo - which can also be fun/inspiring/challenging to participate in. I'm not taking part in #NaPoWriMo as such… Continue reading #NaPoWriMo

Poetry

Ideas for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month in the USA and it's also when NaPoWriMo takes place. Regardless of where you live, here are some ideas for getting more involved in poetry during April.  If you develop any of these ideas into posts, leave a link to your blog in the comment section. read a poem a day keep… Continue reading Ideas for National Poetry Month

Poetry, Poetry Blogs, Reading and Writing Poetry

Poems to inspire you for #napowrimo!

April is almost here and if you're one of the many, many people whose inkwell is full to the brim in readiness for NaPoWriMo there are over 300 poems on my poetry site, And Other Poems, to inspire you.   If ekphrasis is your thing, I've gathered poems inspired by art onto my scoop.it page… Continue reading Poems to inspire you for #napowrimo!

Poetry, Weekly Update

NaPoWriMo: I did it my way

  And now, the end is near ..and so I face My friends, I'll say it clear... On 30th April I I won't have written 30 publishable poems, of that I'm certain. But I've written some and certainly more than I would have done if I hadn't signed up.  I've loved the extra focus.  It's… Continue reading NaPoWriMo: I did it my way

Creative Writing Courses and Workshops, Poetry, Weekly Update

NaPoWriMo: 21 days and a brace of workshops

Week 3.  Poem count so far : 18   Three missing poems but no lost days because that was when I spread four years worth of poems across my sitting room floor and began to dare to believe that I might have enough poems strong enough to submit to a pamphlet competition.  The extra poetry… Continue reading NaPoWriMo: 21 days and a brace of workshops