Keep those poems coming, folks! We’re halfway through the challenge as of today.

Today, our featured participant is Karen Kendrick, whose anaphoristic poem for Day 14 revels in imagery from the natural world.

Today’s daily resource is The Shakespeare & Company Interview, a podcast recorded on-site at the renowned Paris bookstore. While not all do, many of the episodes feature poets/poetry.

And now for our prompt – optional, as always! Today, we’d like to encourage you to take a look at @StampsBot, and become inspired by the wide, wonderful, and sometimes wacky world of postage stamps. For example, while it certainly makes sense that China would issue a stamp featuring a panda, it’s less clear to us why the Isle of Man should feel the need to honor 2001: A Space Odyssey in stamp form. From Romanian mushrooms to Sudanese weavers to the Marshall Islands getting far too excited over personal computing, stamps are a quasi-lyrical, quasi-bizarre look into what different cultures (or at least their postal authorities) hold dear.

And if you’re not on or able to access the @StampsBot account, fear not! You may find an inspiring stamp or two by perusing the online “International Philately” (say that three times fast) exhibit from the National Postal Museum.

Happy writing!

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