Preparing for NaPoWriMo


A sneak peek at what is coming to celebrate National Poetry Writing Month in April.

It’s only a month away, and I’m already excited about National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). Similar to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), NaPoWriMo is a poetry writing challenge, encouraging poets to write a poem a day.

In celebration of poetry, I plan to share at least a poem a day in April. Many will be poems I’ve written, but I’ve invited a few poets to share their work too. In addition, I will be sharing links to some of my favorite poems I’ve found on other blogs, to help spread the love of poetry and hopefully introduce people to writers they may not have had the pleasure of reading yet.

I also have been gathering a few links to writing prompts, especially those geared toward poetry, so if you have any favorite sites with prompts, please share them in the comments and I’ll try to include them.

I hope it will be a month to share the love of poetry, expose people to different writers, and encourage people to give poetry a try, even if they’ve never written it before.

Have a beautiful day!


Tell me about some of your favorite poets and poems. If you already write poetry, I’d love to hear about what draws you to poetry and why you write it.



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    Now, this is a challenge that I don’t mind taking on! I’ll have to think about it, though. Anyways, all the best, Mandie!

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      Thank you, EM! I’m excited about it, and I’m hopeful that a lot of other writers will join in on the challenge.

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        Most welcome, Mandie. I surely hope that you’ll get the response you’re looking for.

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    A poem a day? My that’s a task.
    I used to write poetry, but most of it was serious, thoughtful stuff. I have over 200 poems. But I got tired of being asked who they were about?, what brought that on?, etc. You’d have thought it was the 3rd coming of the Spanish Inquisition. Humor is sooo much more fun.

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      Haha I can see that being a problem, Russell. Luckily, people are used to my angsty poetry and focus on how happy they are if there’s a glimmer of hope in a poem. I get more raised eyebrows and accusatory glances if I write a short story where something happens to the husband. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “It’s fiction, it’s not about you.” 😄 I’m seeing the wisdom in your words, humor not only sounds like more fun, it also sounds safer.

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