Daily Archives: April 1, 2017

It is that time of year AGAIN! NaPoWriMo

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I cannot believe we have reached April already. The last 24 hours have been a blur of heavy writing, submitting and performing and now it is April the 1st and I am a fool to be up this late blogging as I have an early start in the morning!

BUT – I have once again (for the 3rd year running) decided to do NaPoWriMo and our blog can be found as a participating site on the main site. http://www.napowrimo.net/

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As with previous years, I blog about the process, the prompts and the rich resources *usually other poets – that napowrimo.net provide. I tend to only post a snippet of my writing in case it becomes something I wish to publish, although I do not think I have ever submitted NaPo writes – maybe this year will be different!

This year has certainly started differently as I am one of over a hundred poets who have joined Carrie Etter to celebrate and work on NaPoWriMo 2017.

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We have already shared some of our favourite poems with each other. Amongst them;

  • In That Year Kim Moore
  • The Light Gatherer Carol-Ann Duffy
  • IV (from Twenty-One Love Poems) Adrienne Rich
  • The Terrorist, He Watches Wislawa Szymborska
  • Advice to Myself Louise Erdrich
  • The Pilot Russell Edson
  • Monet Refuses the Operation Lisel Mueller
  • Autobiography Louis MacNeice
  • Liberté Paul Eluard
  •  On This Island W. H. Auden
  • Conversation with a Stone Wislawa Szymborska
  • Enter a Cloud W. S Graham
  • Full Moon and Little Frieda Ted Hughes
  • Bird by Liz Berry
  • Encounter Czeslaw Milosz
  • The Hammock Li-Young Lee
  • You’re Sylvia Plath
  • My Species Jane Hirshfield
  • The Village Alice Oswald
  • Falling James L. Dickey
  • Try to Praise the Mutilated World ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI
    TRANSLATED BY CLARE CAVANAGH
  • Snow Louis MacNeice
  • In the Theatre By Dannie Abse
  • Fado Jane Hirshfield
  • Natural Trust Tony Harrison
  • A Tray of Frozen Songbirds Pascale Petit
  • Not waving But Drowning Stevie Smith
  • After the Moon Marianne Boruch
  • The Swing Don Paterson
  • Det Blomstrende Slagsmål / The Flowering Fight Tom Christensen

Stephen Daniels created maps of the whereabouts of Carrie’s participants.

Carrie Napo We are such a tiny island. Filled with words. The international picture looks like this.

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And I for one am eager to get writing (it must have been at least 2 hours since I left my poetry manuscript!

The main page has a Haibun early bird prompt (international time differences) and I do not feel smug that I do not need the explanation for this form but I am wondering if I have had a little too much post-submission-Friday-night-juice to make use of it!

But this is NaPoWriMo – so I should dive straight in, right?

Have a good month, see what you can pen!

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Fragile Houses Receives a Sabotage Review

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saboDelighted to share the review of Fragile Houses by Rachel Stirling on Sabotage Reviews.

http://sabotagereviews.com/2017/03/30/fragile-houses-nina-lewis/