Daily Archives: April 1, 2017

It is that time of year AGAIN! NaPoWriMo



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/


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.

carrie napo list

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
  • 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.

121 carrie napo

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!


Fragile Houses Receives a Sabotage Review



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