Friday, March 22, 2013

Don't know what NATPWRIMO is?

From their site: "NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.
NaPoWriMo was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge (modeled after NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month), and challenged other poets to join her. Since then, the number of participants has gotten larger every year, and many writers’ organizations, local, national and even international, organize NaPoWriMo activities.
Need more information? See the Wikipedia entry for NaPoWriMo!"

100 poetry writing ideas for NaPoWriMo

100 Poetry writing ideas for NAPOWRIMO...

A portion from Dr. T's well thought out list:

  1. Describing a person by describing his or her belongings.
  2. Speaking from the point of view of something you lost or misplaced.
  3. In the shape of its subject (a concrete poem)
  4. Telling about something that happened long ago, to you or to someone else.
  5. As a conversation between two people, objects, ideas, or animals.
  6. Defining words in strange and new ways
  7. About something in the news.
  8. As dialogue in a play
  9. With assonance (repeating the same vowel sounds)
  10. Using alliteration (repeating the same consonant sound)
  11. About noisy things in words that sound like the noises they make.
  12. In one loooooong sentence.
  13. About your favorite sport
  14. Pretending you are somebody else.
  15. With the title acting as the first line of the poem.
  16. Explaining what it's like to wake up in the morning, using sounds.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

This is my blog for NaPoWriMo. 

Join me in writing 30 poems in 30 days ....

Begins April 1.