My friend, Sue, of Sue’s Nook, has informed me that April is National Poetry Month and she has challenged me to write more poetry during the month of April. I told her that I haven’t written much poetry in years, and that I’ve never written poetry unless I was inspired or creating my own greeting card (that is, until last Thursday’s blog post).
I was discussing this with my oldest son who then suggested that I read more poetry, which I have not done in years. That got me to thinking about the fact that I am completely unfamiliar with modern poets and their poetry, aside from Sue’s.
Therefore, just before writing this post, I spent about an hour reading some poetry by Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, John Ashberry (whose poetry I didn’t really care for), and Wendell Berry. I am intrigued and will continue to explore modern poets and poetry over the next few days of March, and I will try to create some good poetry to share here on my blog during the month of April.
Sue also shared the following information and links with me:
Writer’s Digest will have daily prompts during the month of April http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-guidelines
A link that lists the different poetry forms and types:
The link to National Poetry Writing Month:
How about you? Are you up for trying to write some poetry in April? If you do, leave a comment with a link in the comments below, so I and those who visit here can read your poetry in April too!