Hello, everyone!

It’s getting to be that time of year again! National/Global Poetry Writing Month is just 30 days away! If you’re not familiar with the project, during Na/GloPoWriMo (known to the uninitiated as “April”) poets of all stripes and levels of experience commit to writing a poem a day.

There’s no secret handshakes or application forms. All you have to do is write a poem every day from April 1 to April 30. If you’ll be posting your efforts to a blog or other internet space this year, you can submit the link using our “Submit Your Site” form, and your website will show up in our “Participants’ Sites” list.

And if you’re not planning to post your work online? No worries! Na/GloPoWriMo doesn’t require that at all. All you have to day is write a poem a day for April. And if you get started late or skip a day — well, that’s fine, too. The idea behind Na/GloPoWriMo is to encourage you to get your pen (or keyboard) in hand — not to beat yourself up.

As always, we’ll be posting an optional daily prompt to help you get inspired. We’ll also be featuring a different participant each day, as well as a daily poetry-related resource.

For those of you that would like buttons/badges to post on your blogs or websites to show your participation, here is this year’s crop!:

And a hint for those of you who would like to communicate with fellow Na/GloPoWriMo-ers — the title of each day’s post is a link that will take you to a comment section for hte post. This is a great place to paste links to your daily output during Na/GloPoWriMo, and to find other participants’ poems.

We’ll be back on the 15th of March, as start really counting down to April 1! If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us at napowrimonet AT gmail DOT com.

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