In honor of “National Poetry Month”, which begins April 1st, I’m going to participate in this year’s NaPoWriMo or National Poetry Writing Month. Poets from around the world are committing to writing one poem a day, every day, for the 30 days of April.
The goal is not to create the perfect poem every day, but to get people to write poetry. A few of your poems will be amazing, a few of your poems will be literary garbage, but they all will be your creation and the experience will be one to remember.
Those who accept the NaPoWriMo challenge must commit themselves to writing a poem every day for the entirety of April. Those who accept this challenge may choose to post those poems on blogs, keep them in their notebooks, or hire underemployed skywriters to decorate urban cloudscapes with their output.
I have been doing this for around five years, and many have followed in my wake! If you plan to participate, go forth and do so! NaPoWriMo is free, requires no license, and wants you to propagate it in new and foreign soils.
I would love to have some Cloudy Day Art listeners and readers join me in this. If you agree to participate I will put a link to your blog on the Cloudy Day Art NaPoWriMo page, so others can follow along. I’ll post my poems on my poetry blog if you would like to follow along.
Contact me if you’re in! Oh, if you read this after April 1st, you can still join in. I won’t tell. 😉