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 suchContinue reading “#NaPoWriMo”

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 poetryContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: 21 days and a brace of workshops”

Don’t mention the T word – NaPoWriMo Week 2

I’d be lying if I said that NaPoWriMo Week 2 has run smoothly.  Margaret Thatcher died on Monday and my timelines have been ablaze with articles, opinions, debates, anecdotes and rants.  It’s been a distracting week. Personally, I wasn’t a fan of Thatcher or Thatcherism and the news of her death and the ensuing  brouhahaContinue reading “Don’t mention the T word – NaPoWriMo Week 2”

NaPoWriMo Week One (Never mind about dinner, is the poem written?)

Here is the first of my weekly NaPoWriMo updates.  I won’t be posting all 30 poems (30?! *gasp*) on this blog – maybe one or two – as I’d like to keep them available to send to magazines and competitions. I’m very grateful to Carrie Etter for suggesting I take part in this month-long poetryContinue reading “NaPoWriMo Week One (Never mind about dinner, is the poem written?)”

NaPoWriMo – I’m in!

“Who’s up for NaPoWriMo?” asked Carrie Etter and I thought, “Why not?” For those who don’t know National Poetry Writing Month is a promise, a pledge, a dare, a boast to write a poem a day throughout April – 30 poems in 30 days.  Carrie has attempted to do this every April since 2008.  She’sContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – I’m in!”