April is National Poetry Writing Month! To participate in NaPoWriMo 2014, write a poem each day this month. Read on for details.
Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long
NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is back!
NaPoWriMo is an annual project in which participants write a poem each day in April. It unfolds in the tradition of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, held in November) and motivates, inspires, and engages poets of all levels, genres, and backgrounds.
While a poem a day is your ultimate goal, there’s really no “right” way to participate. Start today and keep at it, and experiment as you see fit. Focus entirely on sonnets, or experiment with free verse. Participate on your own, or collaborate with others. Publish on your blog, or experiment offline.
Ideas to get started
- Publish poems each day, focusing on a different genre each week.
- Handwrite poems in a journal, for your eyes only.
- Start a collective with others, plan themes for April, and publish poems on your own blogs focused on these themes.
- Create a new blog or group site specifically for this monthly challenge.
- Download the WordPress app for your iOS, Android, or BlackBerry device if you don’t already have one, and publish on-the-go haiku poems daily, inspired by your location.
For daily inspiration
Like last year, NaPoWriMo founder Maureen Thorson will post daily prompts on the NaPoWriMo site through the month, so head there for inspiration. You can also use our prompts at The Daily Post for a jump start each morning, and respond to each with a poem.
If you’re sharing poems online, submit your site to the NaPoWriMo showcase, so we and other participants can find you. Tag your posts with NaPoWriMo so WordPress.com users can sift through your poems in the Reader, too.
Good luck to all participants! We look forward to reading your poems this month.
My first one is already posted!:-D
Tried more than 10 times and could not get my site registered on the National Poetry Site, any suggestions?
I’ve posted my first poem!
I’d think quality would suffer if you write one EACH day! How about 2 each week! You can find TEN tips for Writing Poetry on my blog. :-)
Argh! Wish I saw this before I started the A to Z April challenge. Doing both would be too much. Unless I combine them…Let me ponder on this.
Wish I was great at writing poetry. I shall give it a try this month.
A month for Poetry, A month for Poets/Poetesses, A month for me :)
Great, this is back. I did it last year and have been warming up for this year’s challenge! Go forward in verse…
One doubt: everything in english or are also allowed poems in other languages?
Joining in: should I register somewhere ?
This is really exciting and challenging I’ll be posting my first one today!
Well I don’t usually write poetry but it just so happens I published one today. I thought I would submit to poetry month but then I saw 30/30 days – eewwwweee -don’t think I’ll be able to do that – but if you want to check out a poem by a non-poet then i’m your gal. Can’t wait to read all the collection you’ll be amassing. Maybe one day i’ll do more, or maybe not.
This is very exciting, I love poetry. I’ll be looking forward to reading other poems as well.
Lovely idea but much too complicated for poets. Why not just send by email??!!!
Because of this, i just wrote my first real poem. It wasnt that great, but i published it anyway, in spirit of national poetry month.
This is my first year, and I am truly loving it!! Thank you for letting us know this was taking place. Bring on Day 3!! ~Skye
Poetry is a creation of the soul…..that is put into language.
What a great idea, I’m in! :)
I’m so glad to find out that this dedication to poetry is happening. What an awesome idea! I submitted a poem this morning but forgot to tag it with NaPoWriMo. I went back and tried to add the tag in “edit” mode. Then I reblogged it. Hopeully it will be found easily if I what I did worked. I plan to submit everyday and will remember to tag all of my poems going forward. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I created a wordpress blog just for NaPoWriMo! can’t wait to see if I truly will be able to come up with thirty poems in as many days. loving wordpress so far. being pressed for time does wonders for self-censorship.