Happy second Friday of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo, everyone! We’re now a whole two weeks into the month – time flies when you’re writing poetry.
Our featured participant today is Clairvetica, where the ghazal for Day 13 is a mixed-emotions ode to London.
Today’s interview is with Troy Jollimore. A poet whose work often has a philosophical bent, he won the National Book Critics Circle award for his first book, Tom Thomson in Purgatory. You can find three of Jollimore’s poems here and four more here.
Last but not least, our prompt! Because it’s Friday, let’s keep it light and silly today, with a clerihew. This is a four line poem biographical poem that satirizes a famous person. Here’s one I just made up:
wasn’t a fickle one.
Having settled in Amherst,
she wouldn’t be dispersed.
Is it going to win a Pulitzer prize? Nope – but it was fun to write!