Well, we all knew this was coming. It’s the last day of NaPoWriMo 2015! Congratulations to everyone who made it through the month. And if you didn’t quite get to 30 poems, don’t worry – there’s always next year!
Our final featured participant is Moonbows and Sundogs, where the review poem for Day 29 seems to place us somewhere beyond mere opinions.
And today’s poetry resource is Coldfront, an online journal of poetry, reviews, essays, and more. You might be interested, for example, in their Poets Off Poetry feature, where poets write about their favorite albums.
And now for our final prompt (still optional!). For the last day of NaPoWriMo, I’d like you to try an odd little exercise that I have had good results with. Today, I challenge you to write a poem backwards. Start with the last line and work your way up the page to the beginning. Another way to go about this might be to take a poem you’ve already written, and flip the order of the lines and from there, edit it so the poem now works with its new order. This will probably feel a bit strange (and really, it is a bit strange), but it just may help you see the formal “opening” and “closing” strategies of your poems in a new way!