I have had a couple of weeks to digest the experience that was National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), so in this week’s poetry podcast I decided to share with you five things that I took away from the experience.
- Community is important
- Studying and practicing forms help build a better toolbox
- Reading poetry regularly helps build a better toolbox
- The importance of observing your surroundings
- When you don’t have a topic to write about, meditate 5 minutes to open up your mind
These are not the only things I learned, but a few of the key takeaways. In fact, listen in for a bonus #6.
I would love to hear lessons learned from anyone else who participated in this challenge or any other similar challenge. Just leave a comment, fill out the contact form, send and email, or call in to the voicemail line.
Special thanks to James Berkowitz for sharing his poem “New York City Streets”!
Please go to his website to check out his many other projects and poetry.
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