NapoWriMo is featuring my poetry blog today! How cool is that. NaPoWriMo means National Poetry Writing Month. The challenge is to write one poem a day for the entire month of April, since this is National Poetry Month. I managed it in January for A River of Stones, and was fortunate enough to have one of my poems selected for publication in their book Pay Attention (which you can order here).
So I thought maybe I could write a poem a day again this April. So far so good. NaPoWriMo offers a prompt each day; todays is ekphrastic poetry, or poetry about art (art inspired by art). I think I've got some ideas about what to write for that--or I may tweak an older poem and post it. It is good to have sites, like First 50, that provide a jumping off place for writing because sometimes we just get stuck, staring at a blank page. A prompt nudges our minds and gets the ideas flowing and then the words come.
Thanks NaPoWriMo! I appreciate you.