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
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
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 brouhaha… Continue reading Don’t mention the T word – NaPoWriMo Week 2
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 poetry… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Week One (Never mind about dinner, is the poem written?)
"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's… Continue reading NaPoWriMo – I’m in!