NaPoWriMo: National Poetry Writing Month 2013

When I discovered OctPoWriMo (October Poetry Writing Month) last fall, I was surprised that this “poetry writing month” was not happening during April, National Poetry Month. I commend Julie Jordan Scott (@juliejordanscot) and Morgan Dragonwillow (@MDragonwillow) for sharing and spreading their love of writing poetry across the calendar, but I was only up to their challenge in spirit and fell far short of finishing poems inspired by a quarter of the daily prompts.

Since then, I have learned much about blogging my poetry. Starting small, at the beginning of 2013, I began writing daily haiku with the goal of writing one per day for the entire year. Later, I found NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month – just in time – it’s in February) and NaSoWriMo (for Songwriting in May). Each of these appeals to me.

Click here to see my daily haiku.

The problem here is that it is late on April 4th (minutes to midnight) and I have not thrown Poem 1 into the fray. But, in my defense, I can say I was not sufficiently informed or inspired until today. I would kick myself for not having been here on day one, but that would only create further delay. And since I know the poetry community is a supportive and forgiving one, I anticipate that anyone who starts late is likely to be very warmly welcomed.

My solution, submitted for your approval, is for me to post my first four poems as drafts and work on them publicly until they are completed, while doing my best to keep up with day 5 through the rest of the month. Do we have a deal?

NOTE: Because I have been writing haiku everyday, I will keep the haiku to a minimum for NaPoWriMo.

Happy Poetry Month!

Cheryl Crockett

P.S.: I LOVE when people comment on my blogs, but don’t do it just because I asked! 🙂
P.P.S.: If someone would send me the badge code for NaPoWriMo 2013, please, I will post it with my poems (or, I could make my own and share it with everyone). This message will be removed and replaced with the badge once I have one.

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12 Comments on “NaPoWriMo: National Poetry Writing Month 2013”


  1. Thanks for mentioning us from OctPoWriMo! We had a lot of fun with it. I am currently doing A to Z Poetry Prompts on my blog for the NaPoWriMo challenge as well as doing a poem a dy. I am keeping up with it so far. I look forward to reading your poems.

    • poetatete Says:

      Yes, I saw that. Since, I am playing catch-up, I have not had a chance to read them, but I was on your site moments after replying to your haiku comment. I will probably add links to the specific prompts I pick for NaPoWriMo… hope you don’t mind if I “assign” a prompt from one day to another.

      More poetry love is coming your way…


  2. Nice to meet you ♥
    Best of luck in your NaPoWriMo journey!

    ♥ K.

    • poetatete Says:

      Thank you Kellie! Nice to meet you, too!
      I saw when you fave’d my haiku. When I started to thank people for faves and RTs, I realized I recognized your name and face!
      WordPress did a spotlight piece about you that was on my browser screen as I began to put the pieces together. That’s why I said I was honored.
      Now, I have the sample of your new book from amazon.com on my phone… savoring every word. Sincerely, Cheryl


  3. You can get the blog button for NapoWriMo at their websites, on one of the earlier posts: http://www.napowrimo.net


  4. What is the badge thing? Do I want one?


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