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Every year I participate in the Poem A Day Challenge at Poetic Asides, a section of Writer's Digest. (Some aspects of National Poetry Month in the USA spread to other countries.) It involves me in lots of late nights and first drafts, and every year I think I'd be insane to take it on, but every year (so far) I do.

So that's why I have been pretty much absent from here. All the writing energy has gone there. If you're on facebook you probably know that, as I've posted links to the poems from time to time. Otherwise, here is a link which gives you all 30. (No, you don't have to read them all at once! Or even at all ... though of course I'd like it if you did.)

NaPoWriMo

Mar. 26th, 2010 12:33 am
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Or actually IntPoWriMo* as I'm not of the nation that has National Poetry Month in April.

Whatever you call it, I've decided I'm doing it. Other Aprils recently I've participated in the Poetic Asides Poem A Day challenge hosted by Robert Lee Brewer; and my first online experience of this kind, also repeated since, was the September month of poetry at Poewar, hosted by John Hewett. Both great fun and inspirational. Robert and John, in their respective months, offer prompts for participants.

NaPoWriMo is simpler, and perhaps more challenging — just write a poem a day.

They'll be at my Passionate Crone blog.

See you there in April!


*(International Poetry Month)



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My (poet's) version of NaNoWriMo.

Robert Lee Brewer of Poetic Asides has  hosted one such marathon, the April Poem-A-Day Challenge, the last two years, which is very popular and which I have done each time.

But it all began for me at PoeWar (Writer's Resource Center) in September 2007, the initiative of John Hewitt (whom some of us, that first year, dubbed Maestro). It was a wonderful month; we had such fun! It has been repeated each year since. I started it again last year but circumstances got in the way and I didn't sustain the effort. This year, though, I came back and completed the month, even wrote two some days.

Of course, having done all that, I would now like readers!

My first drafts of this year's efforts are at the PoeWar site along with other participants', and the somewhat tweaked versions - some good, some funny, some still so bad that you can feel smugly superior - are here, at my Passionate Crone poetry blog.
 


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