Having completed (‘won’) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) three times and likewise ScriptFrenzy once (last year; though not enamoured enough with the process of script to do it this year), I was intrigued to find out about NaPoWriMo from from http://andbottlewasher.blogspot.com. http://www.napowrimo.net explains that it’s 30 poems in 30 days… along the lines of NaNoWriMo (50,000 words) and ScriptFrenzy (100 pages).
The site’s ‘About’ page explains: 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 Thornson (http://www.maureenthorson.com) decided to take up the challenge (modelled after NaNoWriMo), 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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Poetry_Writing_Month)!
I have two poets in my writing group (we gathered tonight but sadly before I stumbled on this) and it’s never been mentioned so I’m guessing that it needs a little more advertising. So, here’s my little penny-worth, albeit 11 days into proceedings.
Now, I wonder if I have 19 poems in my brain…