Friday, March 20, 2015

NaPoWriMo - April is National Poetry Month!

since my return from a writing workshop with scott cairns in santa fe last fall, i have found myself newly invigorated with pursuing poetry. i recognize the importance of consistent work, of engaging regularly - perhaps even daily - with language. i need a literary community. i need more discipline.

which got me thinkin'.

i'm sure many of you have heard of NaNoWriMo (if you haven't, learn more about it here), and i wondered if there was anything similar for poetry. it turns out there is.

i would like to invite you to join me in an experiment - an informal National Poetry Writing Month - during the month of april. 

after all, it is national poetry month in both canada and the united states.

i am going to attempt to write a poem a day for the entire month, and would like to invite you to do the same. you can add your poems in the comment section -- perhaps even write them as responses to what i post.

i make no guarantees about the quality, nor will i commit to a specific type or length of poem. i simply commit to posting something every day before midnight.

will you join me?

please say yes.