On April 1, 2017, I reluctantly checked my social media. Every year, my feeds are full of junk posts for April Fools. But I was surprised to find a truthful, helpful post on Twitter. One of the people I had recently started followed had posted about National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo).
It seemed too good to be true. I’ve done National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that past couple of years, but I’d never heard of NaPoWriMo before. It was coincidental since I had only two week previously resolved to start posting on my blog every day. I had spent the past weeks typing up some poems I had written as examples for my students’ Poetry Project.
Now, I’m by no means an expert poet. I definitely am not skilled enough to write something other than free-verse. But I don’t care if people don’t like my poems. I’ve decided to do this for myself: 30 poems in 30 days. I need to be challenged in order for my creative energy to flow.
So although NaPoWriMo is taking me away from finishing my next novel, I’m still glad that I’m doing this.
To see my collection of poetry, you can visit my Poems Category in the Blog Archive.