Poets across the country will be celebrating National Poetry Writing Month or as they call it NaPoWriMo . It 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 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, both national and local, organize NaPoWriMo activities.
In 2013 DiVoran committed to writing a poem a day and they are posted at Old Things R New. This year she is deep into writing her new series, Go West, so she is writing poetry in her spare time, not trying to create one per day.
Mary Harwell Sayler is a published poet as well as a teacher of poetry and she will have poems here as well. So stop by often and enjoy.