NaPoWriMo, the cruellest month…

April heralds the beginning of the annual National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) project. The project, which began in the United States in 2003, asks participating poets to write a poem a day for the month of April.

In recent years I’ve enjoyed following friends’ contributions to the project via their blogs, but I found my own involvement hampered by study commitments and (last year) rehearsals and performances for a theatre production.

This April has some busyness (“cruelties”) of its own, but I’ve resolved to make an earnest effort to write (and post) a poem a day. In part, because I’ve enjoyed reading friends’ poems, but also because I’ve enjoyed the discipline of my own “100 day projects” at different times in recent years.

My “100 day projects” have taken their cue from a Tedx Talk by New Zealand designer Emma Rogan, who – in turn – took her cue from Michael Bierut’s 100-Day Design Workshop at Yale.

Stay tuned for the poems…


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