April is the month of poetry. But as I was doing Camp NaNo, I decided to feature other poets on my Instagram. I posted asking for volunteers. I was blown away by the number of poets that wanted to take part...
via NaPoWriMo Wrap Up - Alison Aldridge Carol J Forrester posted that she was looking for NaNoWriMo participants to feature on her blog. I let her know I was interested and answered her questions about which poem I was most proud of during the challenge. I emailed it over and she liked it enough to … Continue reading NaPoWriMo Wrap Up – Alison Aldridge
The challenge is over and I did it. It's time to reflect on how it went.
Many creatives get told to get a ’real’ job, one that can pay the bills. When I saw Claude Monet’s dad wanted him to be a Grocer, I could hear him arguing with his son in my head.
I'm breaking against the prompt and I am going to do my own thing. For inspiration, I am going with the first 'Free Image' I found on Canva. It is a picture of trains. I also want to have a go at writing a Haiku as I've never done one before.
For Day 28 the prompt is to write ”a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard."
I'm not confident at writing prose but I'm pleased with what I've created.
Sadly, I am making this entry a day late. I decided to write about mental health as I think it is tricky concept for those that have not experienced it to understand. When I was struggling with issues myself, I really got into poetry and I felt it was a way I could express myself more easily.
As a Fantasy writer, I love making the impossible real. My first instinct is to go with 'The clock can't strike thirteen' because it makes me think of my favourite film (from the 80s) Labyrinth, with goblins, faeries, mazes and magic.
April appears to be the month for celebrating all things poetry. I am aware of two groups promoting poetry celebration in April so I shall start by introducing them. April for Poetry Academy of American Poets - National Poetry Month The Academy of American Poets founded National Poetry Month in April 1996. The celebration is … Continue reading Poems for April