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!