Painting by Mihai Criste
April is not only National Poetry Month. It’s also NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month). NaPoWriMo is modeled after NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and is the 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!”
I’m participating in NaPoWriMo. Want to read my first poem of the month? Here’s a link to it.