I've committed this year to National Poetry Writing Month 2018. This means I will be writing a poem draft a day. These will be posted on a private group site on Facebook for others participating to see, but not the general public. Some of these drafts could be reworked and reach a point they are worthy of submission and because they have not been out in the public view, they will be considered unpublished and therefore available to journals/Reviews, etc.
I finished my April 1st yesterday and am working on April 2nd today.
April 1st it is, and I have taken on the poem-a-day challenge for National Poetry Month. I've got off to a good start, completing my 1st poem by mid-day. The task of a poem a day for 30 days is no small task. It's easy to get discouraged when you aren't getting quite what you want out of the piece you've been working on for several hours and throw everything up in the air and utter a choice word or two. I've don that, so I know. Thinking back over the years I've attempted this I believe only one have I actually finished with 30 or more. Sometimes I've given up mid way though or once I think I ended with 27 or 28. Anyway, I have every intention in completing the challenge this year.
On another note, Marie Howe's Magdalene came out on the 28th & my copy arrived yesterday and I finished today. Magnificent work by Howe, though I've read another book by her that I loved. I will say, she overdid herself with this one. I will be writing a review of it soon.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings