April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) and poets across the globe are hunkering down to write a poem a day. Every year I emerge from NaPoWriMo with 30 new poems. What a great way to start the year!
Of course, they're not all good poems. But that's the thing about writing daily. One has to allow the bad poems out along with the good poems. The silly poems. The (gasp) lymerics and sonnets and triolets.
When I write daily in April, I do it on The Waters Poetry Workshop. This is a gentle online workshop for poets, and in April we gather on The Beach, walk along the foamy sea's edge, hunt for clams, watch as seagulls drop their shells to the rocks, and fall asleep to the pounding of the surf.
You are all welcome to join us. We have lots of great daily prompts, thanks to Toni Clark, and lots of great poets. There is no critique on the Beach. Just comments and encouragement. Stay there long enough and your muse will come romping home, ready to build sand castles with you!
Here are some great links for your NaPoWriMo!
Wikipedia's history - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Poetry_Writing_Month
The Waters Poetry Workshop - thewaterspoetry.com
The Poetry School Prompts - https://poetryschool.com/theblog/napowrimo-2017/
NaPoWriMo - http://www.napowrimo.net/
Poets.org - https://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home
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