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Monday, March 16, 2009


What I Talk About When I Talk About NaPoWriMo

Ah, yes, April, breeding poems out of wasteland, etc, etc. It is time again for NaPoWriMo.

What is NaPoWriMo? It is National Poetry Writing Month. How is it celebrated? Its devotees commit to write one poem a day for the month of April. This poem may be blogged, or hidden in a journal, or written in the clouds by skywriters, in which case I would advise nothing longer than a haiku.

Other than that, there are no rules. Your poems can be long or short. They can be in English or morse code. They can be part of a unified theme, or completely random. The whole point is just to get writing.

If you want to participate, you need do nothing more than write up that one poem a day during the month of April. You can do it in secret, or you can do it openly. If you are among those who would like to fly their NaPo flag high and proud, I happen to solicit the names of the blogs on which doughty NaPoets intend to post their NaPoems, and I link to those blogs on my sidebar. It is a NaPoetical Anthology of Sorts.

So, if you are ready to take the NaPoWriMo challenge and flex your versical muscles, your iambic tendons, and otherwise iron-man your way through a month of stanzas, you might consider emailing me at reenhead-AT-gmail-DOT-com, whereupon I shall enroll you in the lists of those who are truly mighty.


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