It’s the last day of March and the call of NaPoWriMo’s 30/30 challenge is ringing in my soul like it has every year since 2009 (2008 was discovery, all the years since have been anticipation).This soul level calling is reminding me as I watch videos of Daphne Gottlieb and Anne Sexton and search for other female poets to watch, it is reminding me how much LOVE is in my heart for this particular art form. I have been making up song lyrics since I was two years old and have been able to read since then so my mind has always had this word based leaning. So April 2014, I welcome you with open arms!
P.S. Happy Cesar Chavez Day! :-)
This blog is mostly for poetry (even though I have been sadly slacking). April is a time when like National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November, many challenge themselves to write EVERY DAY in April. National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) since 2008 has meant for me a 30/30 challenge: 30 poems in 30 days!
In 2008 I worked a full time job but I still managed to write 70 (short) poems! In 2009 I was out of work and wrote 70 poems again! 2010 was not as productive, but in 2011 I was writing a poem a day ALL YEAR so I kicked it up a notch and wrote NINETY poems. I came far short of that in 2012 and 2013.
This year I will write at the VERY LEAST a couplet or haiku EVERY day in April. My real goal is to write all you wonderful blog followers an acrostic poem of your screen name as a thank you for your interest in my work and for your feedback.
If you would like to join the 30/30 poetry challenge and need some inspiration I strongly suggest going to Rachel McKibbens’ blog and checking out the prompts she has posted there over the years. SO GOOD. I have written some of my favorite poems from her prompts.
Happy poetry writing! ^_^