Welcome to the third day of NaPoWriMo. If you’re late to the party, no worries! We’ll be accepting submissions of websites where participants are posting their work right up through the end of April.

Today’s featured participant is emangarduque, who brings us a sweet double-haiku family portrait poem.

Our featured poet in translation for today is South Korea’s Kim Hyesoon. Her poetry, which has been widely translated into English, is known for its outsized, grotesque imagery, as well as its concern for the relationship between individuals and society. Poetry International has made English translations of around a dozen of her poems, as well as editorials and essays, available online.

And last but not least, here is today’s (optional, as always) prompt. Yesterday, we wrote portraits of families. Today, let’s turn our vision outward, and write fan letters. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. Now, this could be a celebrity from long ago, and needn’t be an actor or singer (though it could be). You could write to George Washington or Dorothy Dandridge, Marie Curie or The Weeknd. Happy writing!

 

104 Responses to Day Three

  1. Kristel Rose says:

    I thought of it for a while but I could not make up my mind about who’s going to be the poem for. So, I ended up with something that tells a story of an obsessed fan.

    https://kristelrose.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/napowrimo-2016-entry-3/

  2. […] For: third day of NaPoWriMo […]

  3. […] Day 3 of NaNoWriPo leads me to a poem in the form of a fan letter.  You can probably guess to whom I’ve written.  As I researched the letter, I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of works he has penned. […]

  4. Gene says:

    I woke up with Insomnia (pun intended, read the poem) and decided to tackle today’s challenge. I struggled with whom to write and ended up in a form I wouldn’t normally use.

    Here is my Fan Letter Fit for a King (again, pun intended): https://genesmusings.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/a-fan-letter-fit-for-a-king/

  5. […] NaPoWriMo Day 3, a fan-letter poem to the town where we lived while in […]

  6. […] In response to Daily Post: Handwriting and Napowrimo Day 3. […]

  7. Ileea says:

    This was such a fun prompt! I wrote a fan letter (in Swedish, as all my poetry) to the author Donna Tartt. I can divide my reading into a “before” and “after” Tartt, and I think that deserves a fan letter.

    https://ileea.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/aprillyrik-dag-3-beundrarbrev/

  8. My poem is specially worded for its topic. Too bad, though, I didn’t get enough measure to mention all of his works …

    http://charlene-delfin.blogspot.com/2016/04/napowrimo-2016-3rd-day.html

  9. […] day! My overwhelming gladness for the prestige as the featured participant for NaPoWriMo day 3. Thank you to all, for reading and liking my […]

  10. […] is for NaPoWriMo 2016, Day 3 with the Wordle 245 prompt from the Sunday Whirl. I was really hoping to get it down to 55 words […]

  11. CC Champagne says:

    I veered off prompt today (Sundays are just a great day to go prompt-hunting), but here’s my offering.

    https://ccchampagne.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/lady-justice-looks-away/

  12. […] fan letter? Really? Today’s prompt is either super cool or guaranteed to make me look silly. Or probably: both of the […]

  13. Shari says:

    I’m just beginning today and went with the poem that found it’s way to my pages this morning. Unchosen poems sit on my shelf and they were screaming today!
    https://islandsofmysoul.com/2016/04/03/the-unchosen-poems/

  14. Susan says:

    I really wrote to m support committee–no celebrity–but Hey! You might enjoy it anyway!

    http://susanspoetry.blogspot.com/2016/04/support-committee.html

  15. I’m such a fan
    you I desire
    all your work
    it does inspire
    me, I wish I could pursue
    all the things that make me true
    music kept me busy yearly
    choral work I’se loving dearly
    singing seldom ’round the house
    waltzing seldom, even Strauss
    felines rather outdoors walking
    bird asinging, crows’r squawking
    a fan I am outdoor recital
    forest bathing is delightful

  16. […] Prompt: write fan letters. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. […]

  17. […] an echo verse, the last line was the first to be written, the rest following from there. Today is Day Three of NaPoWriMo 2016. The The photo was taken on the Osage River, in […]

  18. […] 3 of National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2016! Today’s NaPoWriMo2016 challenge is to write a poem in the style of a fan letter to a celebrity. My interpretation is to edit a […]

  19. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Fan Letters prompt” NotaLiteraryJournal’s “What the Trees Know prompt” Imaginary Garden’s “Classics prompt” Mary Carroll-Hackett’s “Claiming What’s Yours prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “Three___ prompt” Adele Kenny’s “On Aging prompt” 30dpc’s “Worth the Wait prompt” Apparatus Mag’s “Book Launch prompt” Poetry School’s “Instagram prompt” Mariah Wilson’s “List Poems w/Title prompts” Mslexia’s “Activities w/Stages& Metaphorical Layers prompt” Taylor Mali’s “Metaphor-Making Dice prompt” QuillsEdge Press’ “Spring Weather prompt” Kate Foley’s “Love Poem to Yourself prompt” Lagan Press’ “Sense of Touch prompt” […]

  20. Kiana Donae says:

    Went off prompt and used an old standby from previous napowrimo’s and let Bibliomancy Oracle give me some inspiration
    http://kianadonaepoetry.weebly.com/lets-blog-about-it/day-3-napowrimo-2016

  21. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt – Yesterday, we wrote portraits of families. Today, let’s turn our vision outward, and write fan letters. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. Now, this could be a celebrity from long ago, and needn’t be an actor or singer (though it could be). You could write to George Washington or Dorothy Dandridge, Marie Curie or The Weeknd. Happy writing! […]

  22. The view outside my window was inspiration enough for me – what a difference an april day makes!

    A Sonnet Considering The Difference A Day Makes

  23. […] for NaPoWriMo we are to write a fan letter in the form of a poem. Now I have never written one before so I […]

  24. […] are now into Day 3 over at NaPoWriMo.net headquarters and today’s prompt is a […]

  25. David Ellis says:

    I have followed the prompt today and written a fan letter / love letter to the band Duran Duran

    http://toofulltowrite.com/2016/04/03/napowrimo-day-3-all-you-need-is-duran-duran-by-david-ellis/

  26. grapeling says:

    https://grapeling.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/box-3/

    off prompt here, but on prompt at imaginary gardens with real toads…

  27. […] NaPoWriMo prompt is another one that made me immediately recoil: write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a […]

  28. Oh, y’all are testing me this month! I was not at all enthusiastic about this prompt, but I found a way to make it work:

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/national-poetry-writing-month-2016-day-3/

  29. Pat R says:

    Hello Everyone,

    This is my 2nd entry, a Cleave Poem, very interesting and challenging but fun. This was my first one:) Stop by and check it out

    https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/a-is-for-ancestors/

  30. […] Today’s poetry prompt is “write a fan letter…”. (The ellipsis is there because I intended to cheat.)  Yesterday was about imaginary people – drawing on quotes, description, and language from a short story, two novels, and three newspapers – so I didn’t really want to write about people for two days in a row! […]

  31. […] NaPoWriMo, day 3. Come play!  […]

  32. […] prompt was to write a fan mail poem to someone, but I’m a fan of A LOT of things so I went […]

  33. […] prompt was to write a fan letter. I’m considerably *too cool* to even think of fan-girling over […]

  34. inktuition says:

    Day Three, and a letter to a celebrity, had to go to the most stylish of them all… https://inktuition.net/2016/04/03/amazing-grace/

  35. […] #NaPoWriMo-Day 3–Prompt: Celebrity […]

  36. My poem for today’s prompt is a Tanka poem titled “Supreme Being”. I could not think of any earthly celebrity that I am a fan of, so I chose to write about God who is my #1 choice in heaven or on earth! Here is the link to my poem if anyone is interested: http://leonaslines.com/2016/04/03/supreme-being/

  37. How do these things suddenly burble up in memory? I guess I could answer that by saying, “With poetry prompts”. I had no idea who I’d write about and I’m still not entirely sure what made me think of Dali.

    http://purplemountainpoems.blogspot.mx/2016/04/the-persistence-of-memory-napowrimo-day.html

  38. […] past two months. Yes: the water is really that colorful!!  No photoshopping done. Poem offered for NaPoWriMo Day 3 (without prompt). The loquat is a delicious fruit, ripe when golden. The Dark ‘n Stormy is […]

  39. Grace Black says:

    So, seems I’m still off prompt. But I am writing! :/

    http://graceblackwrites.com/2016/04/03/decay/

  40. Day 3 is done. Here is my Fan Letter to Edgar Allan Poe. https://theproductpoet.com/day-3-napowrimo-fan-letter-2/.

    Happy writing!

  41. […] Day 3 of National Poetry Writing Month, the napowrimo.net prompt was to write a fan letter to a celebrity or a famous person. As I am a big fan of Edgar […]

  42. […] You can find all about NaPoWriMo and the prompts I’m following (sometimes) this month HERE. […]

  43. […] You can find all about NaPoWriMo and the prompts I’m following (sometimes) this month HERE. […]

  44. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was for a fan letter, and I knew just the […]

  45. Meena Rose says:

    Jane Dearest
    By: Meena Rose

    Centuries and centuries ago,
    You wove words together into
    Tapestries that have withstood
    Time and the erosion of our culture.

    Centuries and centuries ago,
    You captured an ideal of
    Best intentions amid pride and prejudice;
    Passions that could only be hinted at.

    Centuries and centuries later,
    Here I am with my own Mr. Darcy;
    A new tapestry in the making –
    Passion no longer inhibited.

    http://2voices1song.com/2016/04/03/aprpad-day-3-pride-and-prejudice/

  46. Kiana Donae says:

    Starting fresh on WordPress — been on Weebly too long and it was too limiting.

    https://poetkianadonaeblog.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/day-3-napowrimo-2016/

  47. Vijaya says:

    Hi!

    I didn’t realize that we could post our poems here. I’ve simply written on my site every day, and tagged it as #NaPoWriMo.
    Well, here is my entry for Day 3:
    http://magicsurrealist2013.me/2016/04/03/for-ofofww/

  48. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a fan letter. I have never been able to write a satisfying poem about Britney Spears, […]

  49. […] Today’s prompt was to write a fan letter to a celebrity, no rules…the person could be living or dead, could […]

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  51. J Luukkonen says:

    “Wet Sleeve”
    Not as much a letter, but still somewhat along with the theme.

    http://jluukkonenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/142213693372/wet-sleeve

  52. Kinda another sort of fork of the prompt and again is in the headmates collection this one is called “To The Creators”
    http://dreamwriters.dreamwidth.org/33171.html

  53. […] National Poetry Month NaPoWriMo Day 3 Fan Letter […]

  54. I used the Writer’s Digest prompt today.

    Three Pebbles

    The first will pinch you
    as it rolls in your shoe.
    The second will break your big toe.
    The third will trip you
    and make you fall over.

  55. […] today I wanted to add a poem using the NaPoWriMo prompt which suggested writing a fan mail letter to someone like a celebrity or a historic figure […]

  56. […] DAY 3:  Today, let’s turn our vision outward, and write fan letters. I challenge you to write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. Now, this could be a celebrity from long ago, and needn’t be an actor or singer (though it could be).   […]

  57. Destiny says:

    I’m loving these prompts! It’s strange I love writing letters, but I had never thought about the epistle poem.

    My contribution for today: http://www.destinytwilliams.com/?p=835

  58. […] Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a fan letter.  Mixed a whole bunch of arcane words and more commentary on 2016 […]

  59. When I read the new prompt yesterday I thought of a poem I had written on another occasion, in response to a more specific prompt (write a letter to Britney Spears.) So I took it out, revised it a little, and here it is:
    http://massimosoranzio.tumblr.com/post/142194747894/napowrimo-day-3-the-letter-ill-never-write-to

  60. […] past two months. Yes: the water is really that colorful!!  No photoshopping done. Poem offered for NaPoWriMo Day 3 (without prompt). The loquat is a delicious fruit that grows on a tree and is ripe when golden. The […]

  61. […] NaPoWriMo 2016 – Day 3: “Fan Letter” […]

  62. […] 3’s Challenge via the NaPoWriMo Website was to turn our vision outward and write a poem in the form of a “Fan letter” to a […]

  63. […] challenge via NaPoWriMo Website is to write a poem in which you explore what you think is the cruelest month, and […]

  64. […] submission to Day 3 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt: Write a poem/fan letter to a […]

  65. Crow says:

    I keep forgetting to add a comment!

  66. […] Day three– write a letter to someone famous. […]

  67. […] from Napowrimo.net day 3: write a fan letter. I wrote a fan letter to Lot’s Wife, from the Bible, Genesis 19:15, […]

  68. […] Using the prompt “fan letter” taken from Day 3 on NaPoWriMo.net site. […]

  69. […] Today’s poem prompt. […]

  70. […] 3 prompt: Fan Letters Reference: Cascade […]

  71. […] Written based on the prompt for 3rd April. […]

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