Three Weeks (And Some Change) Until Na/GloPoWriMo
Hello, everyone! We’re another week closer to the beginning of April, and the challenge of writing a poem every day for that most cruel and creative of months.
Our site submission form is up and working, and many of you have already begun to submit links to websites where you’ll be posting work. And remember – if you aren’t planning to post your work online, that’s okay, too!
And now for a new craft resource. If you’ve ever taken a poetry class, there’s a good chance that you were assigned Richard Hugo’s book, The Triggering Town. Hugo’s essays on writing poetry have helped students and non-students alike figure out one of the hardest things about poetry – what do you write about, and how do you do it genuinely and authentically? The Poetry Society of America has the title essay of his book online. You can find it here. If you’ve never read it before, I hope you find it helpful. And if you have read it, you may enjoy revisiting it, as I did.
We’ll be back next week with another resource! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at napowrimonet AT gmail DOT com.