And Here We Go…

It’s April, fool – which is to say, it’s the first day of National Poetry Month. No joke. Get excited.

I plan on celebrating poetry by writing a poem every day this month. (I get antsy just thinking about it, but it’s 2009: think BIG.) If you like, you can participate in the Poem a Day Challenge which sounds quite spiffy and challenging. Check out Robert Brewer’s Poetic Asides for more info on that contest.

Regardless of what route you take, do something to celebrate your love of the word. Call your friends and recite poems as voice messages. Write blues stanzas on your friends’ facebook walls. Or – just read a poem every day. There’s so many ways to join in.

So, what are you going to do?

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2 responses to “And Here We Go…

  1. Two blog posts each day. One essayish, which may or may not be directly about poetry. One containing creative items – bits and pieces of whatever I’ve written that day, ideally trimmed to a length that A) doesn’t impinge on my ability to submit the final works later and B) perhaps inspires ideas for visitors.

    Good luck with the full-poem-a-day. You should check out Tony Brown’s insane effort to do 30 poems in 3 days: http://radioactiveart.livejournal.com.

  2. Roxanne a.ka. Ms. V

    Happy Poetry Month to All! To celebrate, I am reading a poem a day to my students: slam poetry and poems written by teenagers for my fish (that would be English I) and American poets for my English III AP class (a nice break from rhetorical analysis papers). So far so good. It is the brightest part of my day. 🙂 Happy reading/writing to all!

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