are you ready?

March 28, 2020

Poets, sharpen your quills. It’s almost National Poetry Month and that means it’s almost National/Global Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo or GloPoWriMo). Again this year, Maureen Thorson invites you to register (it’s free) for prompts and encouragement and to post your poems.

If you don’t want to follow those prompts, there are plenty of other ways to get your poems going. Some people start or join 30/30 duos or groups. Some poets commit to a theme for the month’s poems. You could sneak over to the internet and grab this list of 30 prompts by Kelli Russell Agodon. Robert Lee Brewer has again posted the annual April Poem-A-Day Challenge on Poetic Asides at Writer’s Digest. Daily prompts will begin on March 30 at Poetry Super Highway. And while National Novel Writing Month doesn’t officially begin until November, the NaNoWriMo folks are concerned about your well-being, so they have started a new initiative that includes daily prompts: #StayHomeWriMo.

However you choose to meet the challenge, get ready: 30 poems in 30 days. You can do it.

NaPoWriMo 2017

April is National Poetry Month and it’s also National Poetry Writing MonthNaPoWriMo (or for international participants, Global Poetry Writing MonthGloPoWriMo). Once again, poet Maureen Thorson is leading the charge and challenging poets to write 30 poems in 30 days. You can participate on your own or with a local or online group, and, if you want, you can submit your website for inclusion in the NaPoWriMo online roster of participants. Maureen provides daily prompts (as do other sites), features, links to poet interviews, and “general cheerleading.” Registration is now open. Just think: you could write a chapbook in a month!

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