Hello, all! Happy Tuesday, and Happy 17th Day of Na/GloPoWriMo.

Our featured participant today is Ordinary Average Thoughts, where the “play” poem for Day 16 veers off in a rather odd direction, but it was so interesting I couldn’t help but feature it!

We bring you a new interview today, and this one is very special to us, because it is with a poet who has long participated in Na/GloPoWriMo – Uma Gowrishankar. Her book of poems, Birthing History, was published last year by Leaky Boot Press. You can read her current crop of Na/GloPoWriMo poems here, some more of her work here, and you can check out our interview with her here.

Our prompt for the day (optional as always) follows Gowrishankar’s suggestion that we write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time. It could be the story of the time your Uncle Louis caught a home run ball, the time your Cousin May accidentally brought home a coyote and gave it a bath, thinking it was a stray dog, or something darker (or even sillier).

Happy writing!

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