Let’s Start the Countdown!
Hello, all. There’s just three days left in March, and that means that there are only three days to go until NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2019.
To help you countdown, we’ll be posting a poetry-related move/tv clip each day until April 1 (at which point our video links will become a bit more “substantive”), and on March 31, we’ll have a special early-bird prompt (optional, as always), for those of you for whom April begins a few hours before it does here at Na/GloPoWriMo headquarters.
Our video clip for today is below, but first, we wanted to draw your attention to a project that one of our longtime participants needs help with. This will be the third Na/GloPoWriMo that poet Dawn Anderson, CreatetheDawn, uses postage stamps are her daily writing prompt. This year her theme is “World Stamps” and she needs your help collecting the stamps.
If you’d like to contribute an international stamp, upload a photo of the stamp to Dawn’s GoogleDrive. If you want credit for contributing the stamp and/or want to share a little story (50 words or less) about the stamp or the country or how you came to possess the stamp, email Dawn your story referencing which stamp is yours. She will share your name and story when she posts and publishes her poems. If you’d like to read some of Dawn’s past years’ stamp-poems, visit her blog and use the “search” box (bottom of page) to find “napowrimo” poems.
And now for some poetry-related video resource(s)! The poet William Blake was a visionary, a religious mystic, and pretty much all-around weirdo. He also seems to exert a strange pull on scriptwriters, as you will find him being quoted in both Bull Durham (a pretty good movie about minor league baseball) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (a pretty awful movie about . . . raiding tombs), as well as being paraphrased in the dystopian sci-fi classic Blade Runner.
We’ll be back tomorrow to continue our countdown to April 1!