Have you ever NaPoWriMo-ed before??
What? 30 poems in 30 days
NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Details here: https://www.napowrimo.net/about/
https://www.napowrimo.net/ posts an optional daily prompt to help you get inspired, features a different participant each day, as well as a daily poetry-related resource.
Here is an interesting teaser: https://www.napowrimo.net/napowrimo-glopowrimo-is-on-the-way/ I particularly love the second online prompt generator… Is generator (a) or (b) your style?? Maybe our choice says something about who each of us is as an artist, a human,… or, maybe it means nothing at all😊 And, the Eater of Meaning sucked me down the rabbit whole for a few many moments…
… Anyway, back to it…
My NaPoWriMo Experience…
I have dabbled with NaPowriMo for 10 years (2013, really?! Wow — Happy 10 years to me!). Have I ever managed a poem a day?… Well, only once in April 2020, the first official month of COVID, and I suspect many folks were actually able to do this one. What else were we doing?! Plus, there was no better way to deal with the turmoil of those crazy times. Sometimes, when April has been too busy, I’ve done another random month, like Poetember in 2018. I have always started NaPoWriMo all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed but sometimes I don’t make it further than that (I’m looking at you, 2019!). Usually, I make it through about half a month. I’ve learned to go with the flow. If not writing an actual poem each day, I might work on editing, or pairing an old poem with media, or doing Word Work activities (like Wordle). So, more accurately, I aim to spend at least 30 minutes on poetry work for 30 days. (In a perfect world, I do that already, but lets just say, I use Poetry Month as a much-needed poetry push in the right direction😊)
** If you feel like sharing your poems and prompts, you can do so in the TPS Facebook Group directly, or drop a link to your personal post. I, for example, often post to my site: https://www.everydayarteveryday.com/iblog.
- Your favourite poetry site, probably. Feel free to share these in the Facebook Group!
Happy Writing, from the TPS Web Coordinator!