During the twelve days of Christmas, you collect rings, partridges, pears, leaping lords, and other bizarre items. The first twelve days of Na/GloPoWriMo don’t offer anything so complicated, but twelve new poems is nothing to sneeze at!
Our featured participant today is Laura McGinnis, who brings us a charming little joke (in rhyme) in response to Day Eleven’s “overheard” prompt.
Today’s featured resource is another podcast: A Mouthful of Air. In each episode of this relatively new series, a contemporary poet (generally from the U.K.) discusses one of their poems or, alternatively, host Mark McGuinness discusses a classic poem, like Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “The Windhover.”
And now for another (optional) prompt from our archives. Today, I challenge you to write a poem that addresses itself or some aspect of its self (i.e., “Dear Poem,” or “what are my quatrains up to?”; “Couplet, come with me . . .”) This might seem a little “meta” at first, or even kind of cheesy. But it can be a great way of interrogating (or at least, asking polite questions) of your own writing process and the motivations you have for writing, and the motivations you ascribe to your readers.